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Re: "Why is emacs so square?"

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: "Why is emacs so square?"
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2020 22:19:57 -0400

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  > * A UI that doesn't look or behave like any other application
  > * Keyboard shortcuts inconsistent with every other application
  > * A bizarre ancient vocabulary inconsistent with every other application.

A new user might well think of Emacs keyboard commands as "shortcuts",
carrying over the concepts that perse has learned in using other
programs.  When it comes to understanding what new users think,
we need to know what concepts they use.

But those characters are not really "shortcuts".

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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