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Re: [Orgmode] Org-mode versus Taskpaper - now for real

From: Clint Laskowski
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Org-mode versus Taskpaper - now for real
Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2008 21:54:38 -0500

You got me! April Fools!

-- Clint (aka Carsten)

On Tue, Apr 1, 2008 at 6:05 PM, Sven Bretfeld <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi
>  Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:
>  > The important point I would like to make here is that for all
>  > intents and purposes, Org-mode *is* taskpaper!
>  Here is what I think: Carsten *is* Clint!
>  This was a very well planned, long prepared, identity-shifting and,
>  indeed, very nasty April's joke.
>  I'm reminded on the philosopher Paul Riccoer, who stated that words
>  cease to be controlled by the speaker as soon as he writes them down
>  and, thereby, makes them subject to interpretation. I think I was the
>  first one to bring up the issue of complexity in the org/taskpaper
>  thread. I never wanted to complain about this. In fact, I like it that
>  way, because coping with complexity creates new ideas from time to
>  time, even for a simple user. Since I use Org-mode (for more than a
>  year now) I have learned many new features that I would miss very
>  much, the table editor being one of them. I deem it an absolutely
>  meaningful feature within a task management system, since it allows
>  one to store a certain type of "reference material" (as David Allen
>  would term it) directly in connection with associated projects. Great!
>  I didn't take a look at the new ++ schedules and, so far, have no idea
>  what they are for. But sooner or later I will come across a posting in
>  this list, that will produce a new idea how this feature could make my
>  life a little more easy. I'm sure about that. This is how a non-geek
>  like myself makes use of complexity: slowly growing into it. And this
>  is one of the main reasons why I read this list.
>  By the way, I don't think that many newcomers are terrified by the
>  complexity of Org-mode. Who -- as a non-geek newbee -- reads through
>  the code and notices its complexity at all? They hear of it by a short
>  howto on the web, download the package and start using it according to
>  the howto. Gradually, as they read more and more pages of the manual,
>  they become acquainted with the more subtle functions. Am I right?
>  Thanks a lot for creating Org-mode
>  Sven
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-- Clint

Clint Laskowski, CISSP

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