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Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2013 18:35:52 +0200

On 28.9.2013, at 16:26, Charles Millar <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi Carsten,
> On 9/28/2013 2:11 AM, Carsten Dominik wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> today I looked at our tutorial page at
>> http://orgmode.org/worg/org-tutorials/index.html
>> and came away with the feeling that that this page has become
>> somewhat useless for people who are really new to Org. 
> - I disagree. Your Google talk was just right - for me. It was my first 
> exposure to Org Mode.

Well, I am glad to hear that it still does its work.

>> Can we have a discussion here on how this path should look like?
>> When you came to Org-mode as a newby, what were the three resources
>> that really made an impression on by being accessible and
>> providing feel and promise for digging deeper?
> About three years ago I stumbled across Org Mode when I was searching Emacs 
> in general. (I already was familiar with Emacs, but only to "fool around".)
> After viewing the Google talk, I specifically searched Org Mode. The three 
> resources that made an impression:
> - the general tutorials, starting with David O'Toole's, 
> - the Compact Guide with the Further Readings, (I did not look at the ones in 
> the Org Manual) since this gave me a sense of how Org is and can be used, and
> - the mailing list, which was the one resource that has made the greatest 
> impression on me from the beginning. It has been and is my best resource; it 
> provides the greatest exposure to Org Mode both as to its uses and sense of 
> the Org community.

Thank you for your input to this discussion.

- Carsten

> - Thank you Carsten, Bastien and all the rest if you for Org Mode.
> Charlie Millar

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