Emacs, 3

jarcane on Oct 10, 2014 | next [–]

“They used a manual someone had written which showed how to extend Emacs, but didn’t say it was a programming. So the secretaries, who believed they couldn’t do programming, weren’t scared off.”

easytiger on Oct 10, 2014 | parent | next [–]

I was reading a book on a long train journey from Paris to Nice by train that I read usually once a year. My girlfriend couldn’t understand why I was reading a kids book as it had an elephant on the front. I told her it wasn’t, but was in fact one of the most profound books about teaching you to think in a new way.

So I let her read it and she got about half way through and she totally got it and loved it. No harder than doing a crossword or a sudoku for the first time.

The book is: little-schemer

— My Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs (2002)

— Hacker News

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