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Re: OT -- An extremely dumb curiosity question?

From: Leo
Subject: Re: OT -- An extremely dumb curiosity question?
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2007 16:24:35 +0000
User-agent: No Gnus v0.6, Emacs/ (2007-02-08), Fedora 6 gnu/linux

On 2007-02-08, William Case said:

> Hi;
> What are all you people doing with emacs ?
> I took an early retirement and now spend most of my time in a nicely
> fixed up den or office in the basement, on my computer using Fedora Core
> 6.  I am learning and exploring computers more and more every day.  I
> love it; I have come to firmly believe computers should be for the older
> and not the young.
> The point of my question is I use emacs to write an occasional bash
> script or a small C program.  I screw around with beginners level lisp
> and watch things not work.  But as I read the posts on the mailing list
> it is obvious emacs is being used for much much more.  Sometimes it
> seems it has replaced the Gnome or KDE desktop.  Outside of programming,
> I am having trouble imagining why people would use it.  Do you use it
> full screen all the time; only in a terminal or a virtual terminal?  Is
> it the only program you have running at start up with everything else
> being done by command line?  
> I ask here because none of my friends have any idea what I am talking
> about.
> This is a casual chatty question not to be taken too seriously, but
> if some of you are taking a break from your real work, I would be
> really interested in knowing just what people really do with it.
> Emacs I mean.

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