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Re: text editors

I started working for the Navy at an installation in Warminster PA.  The
experience with emacs David describes certainly happened on the base where
I worked.  The secretaries weren't told what they were doing was
programming so they developed and shared their own macros and as a result
of that, emacs became a legend on the base.  User services knew never to
disturb the emacs on the assistant technical director's computer or they
would get hurt.  The assistant technical director was number 3 in the
hierarchy on the base's org chart.  Above that position was the technical
director and above the technical director was the Admiral in command of
the base.