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Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?


From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: Is Emacs very alive, active and improving?
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:51:30 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

Tom Davey <address@hidden> writes:

>> The only group that I see a small hope for are
>> professional writers, translators, and such. I don't
>> know how they typically do their stuff, but I think
>> they would *love* Emacs!
>
> You are right. I am not a programmer, but rather a
> director-level business manager who runs an in-house
> Web development agency within a larger organization. I
> do all my writing and task management in
> Emacs. Org-mode is indispensable. I spend most of my
> day working in Emacs and Org. Emacs's extensibility is
> the other killer feature. I've taught myself a fair
> amount of elisp to customize Emacs to my workflow.
>
> So for me, the vim vs. Emacs debate is
> irrelevant. Emacs is far more than a programming
> editor. When I show my colleagues what Emacs can do as
> a quotidian business productivity tool they are
> surprised and impressed.
>
> By the way, I run Emacs happily on Windows 7 in a
> corporate environment that is 100% Microsoft. The
> native Windows binaries for Emacs are superb.  Many
> thanks to whoever builds them. I do not use, nor
> really have any need for, Cygwin.
>
> Thanks to all for the interesting thread.

No, thank *you* for this very interesting story!

-- 
Emanuel Berg, programmer-for-rent. CV, projects, etc at uXu
underground experts united:  http://user.it.uu.se/~embe8573


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