The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

Lew lew at lewscanon.nospam
Sun Jul 8 14:50:43 CEST 2007

Twisted wrote:
> On Jul 7, 6:12 pm, Lew <l... at lewscanon.nospam> wrote:
>> Twisted wrote:
>> Edward Dodge wrote:
>>>> So -- what magical computer app illuminates the entire room and shows
>>>> you how to use everything at the flip of a switch?  This brilliant
>>>> discovery would put Sam's, O'Reilly, the for-Dummies series, and
>>>> virtually every other computer book publisher out of business in weeks.
>>>> Naturally, this would include the publishers of books on "easy-to-use"
>>>> Microsoft products.
>>> I don't know, but it sure as hell isn't emacs.
>> The reason you don't know, and Edward Dodge's point, is that there is no such
>> app, whether emacs or not.
> Translation: since perfection is unattainable, we shouldn't even try,
> and just foist upon our poor users whatever awkward and hard-to-learn
> interface pops into our heads first?

Nice rhetoric but completely twisted the point.  Blaaaat!


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