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Re: update intro to Emacs Lisp programming

From: Marcin Borkowski
Subject: Re: update intro to Emacs Lisp programming
Date: Tue, 22 May 2018 19:57:44 +0200
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On 2018-05-21, at 06:10, Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

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>   > Argument: the popular ways of learning _now_ are blogs (which are the
>   > thing of "web 2.0", although nobody seems to be using that term now) and
>   > videos (and I think YouTube started the trend of people putting their
>   > videos on the Internet).
> One cannot refute, or consider, a fragmentary argument.  With your
> explanation, I see what the argument consists of and what conclusion
> it tries to demonstrate.
> Thank you.
> Here is my response to the argument:
> That claim may be true for certain kinds of people, for instance young
> people with a technical orientation who do everything by internet.  I
> suspect that many of you fit into that category.  Most people do not.
> The Emacs Lisp Intro, in particular, is aimed at people who don't
> pick things up quickly on the internet.
> That said, I would not mind if we offered a video also.  Would someone
> like to make one?

Not me.  (And BTW, I don't like learning from videos that much.)

> As for "blogs", as far as I know that only means a sort of regular
> series publication, usually not very long.  How would this manual
> differ from an item in a blog?  Only by size?

I would say that blog posts are much smaller and usually
self-contained.  But that is not very precise anyway.

Marcin Borkowski

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