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

From: Joel J. Adamson
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Org-mode versus Taskpaper - now for real
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 12:26:06 -0400
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Manish <address@hidden> writes:

>   On Thu, Apr 3, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Rick Moynihan wrote:
>   >  Emacs might be Org's greatest ally, but it's also simultaneously
>   > Org's biggest problem.  My point here, isn't to bash Emacs, it is
>   > what it is, and it's damn good...  But with apologies to RMS, it
>   > is the product of a radical, hair-brained, compiler-writing,
>   > AI-lab, academic!!  You really couldn't find anyone further away
>   > from the mainstream computer user!
>   >
> I am so glad that that "radical, hair-brained, compiler-writing,
> AI-lab, academic" did what he did.

I absolutely agree.

First of all, do you want to be a mainstream computer user?  I don't.

Secondly, rms was pretty close to mainstream computer users in 1983.
Consider historical context.

And while you're still considering historical context, consider that
most of the "developments" in computer use since then, outside of
hardware improvements, have been in the *wrong* direction, toward less
concise, less expressive and overall less powerful computer use


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