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Re: Emacs as word processor

From: Allen S. Rout
Subject: Re: Emacs as word processor
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:35:48 -0500
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On 11/19/2013 03:46 AM, Thien-Thi Nguyen wrote:

> I think if we narrow the "the job" down to "Emacs as word
> processor interaction pane" (or whatever the prevalent term is for
> rectangular screen area for interaction), and omit the menus and other
> peripheral control widgets from consideration, we can postulate some
> specific features:

If we were to imagine that these features exist, I suggest that the
resulting Emacs environment would not be significantly more accesible to
the random MS Word operator than is the current environment.

In fact, I think we'd push it into the Uncanny Valley; increasing
frustration because, having made the surface look somewhat like they
expect, we have left the bones in the "alien" configuration they don't
understand.   In basic Emacs, at least they know they're not in Kansas.

Anyway, since I'm not anteing code, I figure that's my 2cents.   Go you. :)

- Allen S. Rout

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