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Re: first impressions

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: Re: first impressions
Date: 25 Feb 2002 05:20:57 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1

>>>>> "Luis" == Luis Fernandes <address@hidden> writes:

>>>>> "jidanni" == Dan Jacobson <address@hidden> writes:
jidanni> Anyways the blue script Emacs with the red GNU animal
jidanni> don't look like the mark of a professional wall street
jidanni> company, and can only be bad for business.

Luis> If you start-up Emacs with a filename (i.e. "emacs foo.c") or in a
Luis> tty, then you will never see the logo.

That would be a second impression, I was talking about first
impressions of a supposed beginning user ... 
But wait, I remember that in school we were taught to do
$ <EDITOR> file
and being that emacs is an editor, many users first impression might
well be when using a filename... 

jidanni> Ok, then ask one of those GIMP artists to get you a new
jidanni> logo or something.

Luis> The current logo was done using the Gimp but I am not a professional
Luis> artist. I just do some things because they are fun. I thought it
Luis> would be fun to have a beautiful logo on a beautiful editor. The ugly
Luis> artifacts surrounding the gnu were a result of my inexperience with
Luis> the Gimp; this problem is fixed in the CVS version.

Well the point is that you did something wrong and now you regret it.
In the future you will not be as careless. [Major joke here.  I am
making a major joke.]

Luis> (Actually, I was wondering whether it would be possible to also
Luis> display the logo when Emacs is started with a filename. Currently,
Luis> during start-up, the user just stares at a blank buffer with
Luis> "loading..."  messages flashing-by in the mini-buffer until foo.c is
Luis> loaded.)

OK, but only if user-experience-level is less than 'black-belt [or
me, 'yellow-belly] as my computer just plods along.

By the way, how about different _default_ background colors if one
root or if one is not.  Wait, how about different background colors
depending on a hash of the username: Look Marge, my GNU Emacs is a
cool crystal blue, while yours is a striking khaki [hey, no khaki?
implement it!]  Note: don't go changing these two users colors each
day, [unless they change their usernames...]

[wow, really out done myself with that brilliant idea]

By the way what happens with posters like "Dan Jacobson": 1. they burn
out?  2. the feel the need for their own emacs and found yemacs?
3. they stop making jokes?  4. they accidentally get in an argument
with another anonymous poster that they late realize is themselves?
http://www.geocities.com/jidanni/ Taiwan(04)25854780

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