Sorry about that! It makes most sense as a direct reply to https://mstdn.io/@deejoe/98994460623801832 instead of tacked onto the end of the thread.
The intent was ultimately to complain about electron, and to suggest that desktop UNIX with a GUI on its own isn't necessarily a problem.
To expand, I think that just because UNIX was originally designed to run on computers older than we are with discrete components and an "I have Word documents bigger than that" amount of memory, I don't agree that as the '80s and '90s wore on it was at all inappropriate to put a GUI on it and use that system for other things.
That said, I very agree that probably Linux isn't necessarily the right of choice for every single IOT device.