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Re: How old are Emacs users?


From: sixdegreepub
Subject: Re: How old are Emacs users?
Date: 3 May 2007 22:54:45 -0700
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On Apr 24, 1:07 pm, 30ish emacs user <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm wondering which age group most Emacs users fall into? How old are
> you? I'm 32.
>
> I suppose most of the youngest generation were exposed to some kind of
> graphical editor like Visual Studio or Eclipse and they find Emacs
> alien (those who don't understand...) after using the former.
>
> The older generations were more probable to be exposed to vim or emacs
> first and they "stuck" with it (know the advantages), not migrating to
> graphical editor land.
>
> That's only an assumption and I'd like to verify it. Would you please
> post your age if you're interested? The statistics could be
> interesting. :)


    I'm 15 and I began to use Emacs and Linux recently.
    Nobody around me are using either of them. I got to know something
about Linux, GNU, Emacs, then I was deeply attracted by them, for a
reason which I myself don't know exactly. I try to use them as often
as possible, even though I can't completely understand them. I
sometimes felt tired and difficult while using them, but I just
believe they are THE BEST, for an unknown reason. (I say that is
unknown, because I am not able to tell my classmates what its
advantage is. Also that is because I am not familiar with Emacs.)
    But I don't know whether it is good for me to use Emacs too early.
(I mean whether it is too difficult for me, a young boy, to use
Emacs.)
    I hope I could get some help about it.

(As I am still LEARNING ENGLISH, I hope to be forgiven for the
mistakes above, but please tell me to help me. And thanks to the Spell
Checking of Emacs.)



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