The Modernization of Emacs: terminology buffer and keybinding

Bjorn Borud borud-news at
Wed Jun 27 12:35:00 CEST 2007

[Twisted <twisted0n3 at>]
| Some people might say the same thing about emacs. A lot of unix tools
| even. "Stubbornly insisting on being odd" appears to be a particularly
| prevalent character flaw among the geeknoscenti.

I think you are missing the point.  you may find Emacs (and UNIX) to
be odd, and you consistently parade this around as a reason not to
even make an honest attempt at understanding how to use it (them).  if
the oddness still eclipses usefulness once you've made a proper
attempt at understanding a tool, then the oddness is a problem.  Emacs
(and UNIX) don't exhibit these characteristics for a great number of


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