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Re: How to pronouncd "Emacs"?


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: How to pronouncd "Emacs"?
Date: 27 Nov 2003 13:56:00 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

Brad Collins <address@hidden> writes:

> Pascal Bourguignon <address@hidden> writes:
> 
> 
> > [snip] Indeed, some hackers find EMACS too
> > heavyweight and baroque for their taste.... 
> 
> Baroque? 
> 
> Hmmmm. Or perhaps a Greek Tragedy?
> 
> You *could* think of Emacs as a sort of labyrinth, with info and help
> features acting as Ariadne's thread leading to Richard Stallman at the
> center playing the Minotaur!

What a load of bull.  Richard Stallman is, of course, playing Stephen
Dedalus.

> Except in the Emacs version we never quite reach the center because
> Theseus keeps getting sidetracked, customizing the labyrinth as he
> goes along, changing the lighting, adding new passages and creating
> shortcuts between tunnels....

Emacs is certainly modernistic.

-- 
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum


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