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Re: Emacs psychiatrist

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs psychiatrist
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 21:11:36 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>    I studied Emacs psychiatrist, and I think that behind
> the program there is a vivid person (or persons?).
> Is it so? I simply couldn't understand how one person could
> reply to so many persons, who decided to use the program
> Emacs psychiatrist.

>    Is the Emacs psychiatrist a real psychiatrist? Or do you
> work on artificial intelligent and it is a very complex program?
> (I don't think so...) I just started to interest in computers,
> and anyway I found this program is very humorous.

Actually, it's not a psychiatrist (obviously: it doesn't prescribe any
drug), just a psychoanalyst.
You may want to read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ELIZA

>    Another problem is that sending mails by Emacs doesn't work on my
> computer.  Could you fix it?

Have you asked M-x doctor?
More seriously, we can't help you if you don't give us more information
about what you tried to do and what happened.


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