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Re: text editors




On 2019-03-28, John Hasler <jhasler@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Gian writes:
>> [*] I lost the source where I read that in an organization even
>> secretaries used Emacs, and that these secretaries learnt how to do
>> "useful things" without a problem. Mostly because they were unaware
>> they were programming.
>
> It was secretaries in the patent department at Bell Labs.  They were
> using troff and friends on Unix for typesetting and learned to write
> shell scripts.  This probably all happened before Emacs was operational.
> They would have been editing with Ed.

I think a gorilla learned sign language once.

This is much more impressive, though.