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Re: How old are Emacs users?


From: Harald Hanche-Olsen
Subject: Re: How old are Emacs users?
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 09:17:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/23.0.0 (berkeley-unix)

+ Joe Fineman <address@hidden>:

| Rjjd <address@hidden> writes:
|
|> Joe Fineman wrote:
|> ...
|>> This trilobite is 69 & has been using Emacs for 20 years.
|>
|>
|> Well, I thought I was the Oldest Member, but Joe has 5 years on me.
|>
|> I started using emacs when it was TECO.
|
| Ah, well, if we're doing prehistory, then I was using TV -- a
| screen-oriented version of TECO -- in the mid '70s.

Oh, come on.  Surely, I cannot be the only one here who's been using
punch cards?  Rhetorical question really; I know of one other at
least, that I gratuitously insulted a while back in the thread.  That
was in my student days.  We got really good with those card punches.
There was a minor competition going on, trying to squeeze the most
labour saving tricks into those control cards.

Someone is going to bring up clay tables next.

-- 
* Harald Hanche-Olsen     <URL:http://www.math.ntnu.no/~hanche/>
- It is undesirable to believe a proposition
  when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.
  -- Bertrand Russell


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