August 05, 2003
RMS's Lisp Speech
Oops. I saw this, and then forgot about it until I saw je_apostrophe's link to it: Richard Stallman's speech from the 2002 International Lisp Conference, “
My Lisp Experiences and the Development of GNU Emacs”
Posted by jjwiseman at August 05, 2003 09:38 AM
"Multics Emacs proved to be a great success -- programming new editing commands was so convenient that even the secretaries in his office started learning how to use it. 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. They read the manual, discovered they could do useful things and they learned to program."