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Re: A modern-mode?

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: A modern-mode?
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 00:09:17 -0400

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  > | A cocky novice once said to Stallman: "I can guess why the editor is
  > | called Emacs, but why is the justifier called Bolio?"
  > | 
  > | Stallman replied forcefully: "Names are but names, 'Emack & Bolio's'
  > | is the name of a popular ice cream shop in Boston-town. Neither of
  > | these men had anything to do with the software."
  > | 
  > | His question answered, yet unanswered, the novice turned to go, but
  > | Stallman called to him: "Neither Emack nor Bolio had anything to do
  > | with the ice cream shop, either."

That joke is misleading, since I did not know any of that

When Bolio was written -- around 1980 I think -- I did not know
about the store.  I was puzzled by thek text formatter's name, and
asked what it meant.  Then I was told about the store.

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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