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Re: [O] would take more than an org-mode strip-down.

From: Jude DaShiell
Subject: Re: [O] would take more than an org-mode strip-down.
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:58:43 -0400 (EDT)

There is no exclusivity connected to emacs or anything else on gnu.  More 
like extreme inclusivity.  If there was even a little exclusivity on gnu 
or within linux, I wouldn't be able to install it on a laptop by myself 
without any vision!  However no version of windows can be installed on a 
laptop or tower by anyone with no vision by themselves to this date and 
that exclusivity will remain with Windows 8 and probably beyond Windows 8 
as well. On Wed, 28 Sep 2011, James Levine wrote:

> I?ll go on leap of faith that the email I?ve been provided actually 
> contributes to the same thread I emailed to earlier. Please everyone: thank 
> you for looking out. This is clearly a thoughtful and supportive community. 
> You can not deny, however, that even the design of this forum is but one 
> example of how the Emacs community maintains its exclusivity. Own up to it. 
> If there?s no problem, then don?t fix it. But for those who are following the 
> statements on comparing org-mode to commercial substitutes like Taskpaper and 
> see this as an outcome of people making less-informed choices, I hope I can 
> keep your attention. Once I know which way to point my eyes, I promise I will 
> fall in line. Please take a step back folks, there?s an implied objective 
> that I?m making which I?ll state more explicitly:
> In order for org-mode to be attractive as an alternative to popular self-help 
> like GTD, Covey and the market of task managers both digital and paper that 
> exist, this community would need to take all this extensive documentation and 
> package it. Do not confuse content with transparency. People don?t even read 
> this much before electing their President. Should open-source software not 
> concern itself with good bullet points? Does this imply that I?m not 
> appreciative of the work?  There?s an opportunity cost with finding the time 
> for even this thread, which I?m hoping we can agree should not be a barrier 
> of entry for those who are simply interested in trying org-mode. As it 
> stands, however, just trying org-mode takes lots of reading if just to 
> install correctly. That?s all I?m saying. 
> Text is but one way that people learn. If you?re documenting sofware, it 
> leans towards rational, logical, and linear thinking. Some people require a 
> full-picture model first seeing things from many angles. Other?s prefer trial 
> and error, and others, still, enjoy hypotheticals. People can adopt different 
> strategies along the way. But to insist on only one method of learning and 
> sharing, while being concerned that you?re not meeting a larger audience is 
> tantamount to calling the rest of the class stupid, or simply a manner of 
> dishonesty with one?s own motivations.
> Maybe what would be helpful is some bridge instruction: ?Graduating from 
> Taskpaper: so you?re ready to try org-mode. What to expect:? I do find that 
> if I have an orientation point, even if it wasn?t the best decision in the 
> first place, I have a better reference as to the changes I would envision and 
> what the value of future options would be.
> cheers
> James
> On Sep 28, 2011, at 10:18 AM, Jambunathan K wrote:
> James
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > As an expert end-user but outside the computer science field, I?ve
> > felt there to be a high cost of entry for working in org-mode. 
> This is another perfectly practical way to address the problem that you
> are contending to with.
> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-orgmode/2011-04/msg00173.html
> Jambunathan K.

Jude <address@hidden>
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