… obviously, we’re talking about emacs …

I asked my email-pal: “UNIX or Windoze?”. He replied “UNIX”. I said “Ah…me too!”.

I asked my email-pal: “Linux or AIX?”. He said “Linux, of course”. I said “Me too”.

I asked him: “Emacs or vi”. He replied “Emacs”. I said “Me too. Small world.”

I asked him: “GNU Emacs or XEmacs?”, and he said “GNU Emacs”. I said “oh, me too.”

I asked him “GNU Emacs 19 or GNU Emacs 20”? and he said “GNU Emacs 19”. I said “oh, me too.”

I asked him, “GNU Emacs 19.29 or GNU Emacs 19.34”, and he replied “GNU Emacs 19.29”. I said “DIE YOU OBSOLETE NOGOOD SOCIALLY MALADJUSTED CELIBATE COMMIE FASCIST DORK!”, and never emailed him again.

But seriously folks, I was just browsing through some emacs trickery literature and came across this slashdot thread that I thought any M-x emacs-o-philes out there might like to load into their buffers.

And if you are crazy enough to find that interesting you might find this post on emacs amusements interesting as well.


  1. #1 Karen
    June 21, 2010


  2. #2 dargndorp
    June 21, 2010


  3. #3 Szwagier
    June 21, 2010

    Sounds like an Emo Phillips ripoff. Still funny, though.

  4. #4 Phillip IV
    June 21, 2010

    When I read the headline, my first reaction was “Oh no, what did the pope say or do now?”.

  5. #5 Scott Simmons
    June 21, 2010

    Having in the distant past been forced to use ed as a text editor, I typically show disdain towards participants in the editor wars. Vi or emacs? Either one is fine with me–just don’t make me use ed!

  6. #6 Rich Wilson
    June 21, 2010


  7. #7 Dunc
    June 22, 2010

    Having in the distant past been forced to use ed as a text editor

    Oh my God! I’d completely blanked that… You have re-awoken some memories long suppressed, and for a very good reason…