[Novalug] Replacement for abiword?? -- lightweight markup languages
karhunhammas at Lserv.com
Mon Jan 22 11:26:32 EST 2007
On Mon, 22 Jan 2007, Alan McConnell wrote:
> But the problem seems to be: Russ/Beartooth blanches already
> at the thought of learning an editor; vi and/or emacs already
> make him quake. So much of the other advice can't take hold.
> One will never make it to the second floor if one can't take
> the first step.
> Best wishes to all, and especially a dose of encouragement to
> Russ! (thousands have learnt vi or emacs or ted or joe or . .
> .; you can too!!)
For the record, I have vilearn *and* an excellent
website, and *will* learn vi when I get around to it, blanching
all the while; but I wouldn't be caught dead asking Jo to.
I'm still heavily dependent on GUIs, despite my
preference for the command line when I can handle it, and despite
nearly ten years of linux. Jo has no interest in ever learning
linux to begin with.
We all have our areas of expertise and trained intuition,
some of which we share and some we don't. For my part, I ask no
one to learn Middle High German, nor the history of Finnish
grammar, despite the great values I see in doing so.
Beartooth Squirreler, Wordcrafty Staffwright
Hunting is life, life hunting. That is all
ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
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