I ran into a couple of interesting posts that are all sort of inter-related (but not purely Linux-related).
- Slate had a great look at the history of the Emacs/vi war. The fascinating thing is that we still talk about which is better.
- This was an interesting piece comparing Atom, GitHub’s hot new editor, to vi/Vim. Mike Kozlowski brings up the idea of how vi/Vim commands use similar syntax, so commands eventually become a language.
- Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin writes using WordStar for DOS. It sounded almost too good to believe, but The Verge confirms it. Sadly, despite this meme, it confirms he’s not a Linux user.
- Finally, an old Coding Horror post wondering why we need to-do apps. I’m always curious why people use an app and not just a text file for their lists. Of course, my calendar is my to-do list, so I’m sure people wonder about that.