On 5/16/06, James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com> wrote:
> [snip]
>
> (I suspect that, by no coincidence, Emacs is the Lisp of editors.)
>

Hm... I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean, but it sounds humorous. :)

Though, now I think I feel an analogy coming on. Let's see,.. if
editors were human-powered transportation:

punchcards ~= Like walking there, but with a pebble in your shoe*.

ed ~= Those metal-wheeled roller skates you had when you were a kid.
Don't try to make any sharp turns!

vi ~= The better roller skates, with the rubber thingy on the front to
"help you stop". They got you to your friend's house, but skinned
knees were par for the course.

vim ~= That bike with the cool shock absorbers and pads on the
handlebars and top tube. Put your helmet on kid, and don't get your
pants caught in the chain!

emacs ~= A ten-speed! With water bottle, tire pump, rear view mirrors,
kick stand, the works. You've gotta get used to those weird curly
handlebars, but it'll take you all over town. :)

Hm... Now where did I leave my Gossamer Albatross parked
(http://www.sfoarts.org/exhibits/243/travel/human.html) ...

(* Note, I've never had the pleasure of using punchcards.)