Emacs - the Barney of Editors

Date: Wed, 1 Jun 1994 22:54:53 -0500
From: meo@zilker.net (Miles O'Neal)
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www
Subject: Re: Posting URL's to comp.infosystems.www
Organization: Roadkills-R-Us
Keywords: Barney & Emacs to wed in volcano - film at 11

The Flat Earth Society said:
| GNU Emacs has done all of this for quite some time.

Yow! You win...

Who cares? The masses don't WANT lisp, utterly insane ctrl-meta-alt-shift-splut-compose://roll_your_forehead_across_the_keyboard/key-sequences, or to handle their mail, programming, phones, diapers and baby delivery through their editor. (Nor, for that matter, do I.) Nor are the general masses capable of using emacs to edit their .sig file, much less tour the infobahn without becoming roadkill.

Hey, we could hack vi and eve to do all that stuff, too! And it would be just two more implementations of a bad idea!

YES, we are GLAD you have emacs to play with. We are MOST IMPRESSED that the 12 best albums last year were all composed, recorded, and performed live using emacs on a Timex/Sinclair. We wish we were STUDLY enough to use it. We ADMIT it is God's gift to computer users, and that WE'RE NOT WORTHY. So please go be smugly self-righteous about it in comp.editors.religion.jihad or something. Better yet, go hack emacs to:

and then maybe we'll listen.


who, me? tired of hearing how emacs will cleanse me of my sins?
no, why do you ask?

Last updated: 25 Aug 1994

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