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Re: What improvements would be truly useful?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: What improvements would be truly useful?
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:26:51 -0400

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  > No, I think not. Consider this scenario. I start editing some text on
  > google docs with a collaborator; after a while we export the doc into
  > word, share this with Dropbox, then eventually one person takes it over.
  > Is this text really not a document till we download it?

With all due respect, I think you're disputing a misunderstanding.

As far as I know, what people edit with Google Docs is a document.  It
can be copied to a computer (though doing so requires running nonfree
software) and viewed or edited there.

Google Docs is a service for storing documents that is designed for
editing them using nonfree software.

  > All of which gets back what I think was the point of the OP; Emacs would
  > be a better tool if it supported the web. We've been having intense
  > discussions about widget toolkits; what about a web-delivered Emacs?

What exactly would that mean?  Could you describe the scenario by giving
names or letters to each of the computers involved, and saying what job each
computer does?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)
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