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Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Gather a list of confusions beginner tend to have
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2020 22:36:24 -0400

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  > Anecdotally, I’ve picked up and quit Emacs multiple times before I
  > decided to stay with it.  And it’s been more than 6 years now that I’m
  > using it for the good part of my computing.  What was puzzling and weird
  > to me back then is useful and essential to me now.

I think this demonstrates that someone for whom Emacs can ondeed be useful
may be unable recognize its usefulness when trying it out.

I know it was long ago, but can you remember anything importantly
useful about Emacs that you didn't recognize in those first attempts?

Does anyone else have an idea what things those might be?

We might be able to figure out better ways of demonstrating them to
potential satisfied Emacsers.

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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