Emacs and the next step

Zachary Pinter writes that Emacs, the hacker IDE, is more of an operating system than a text editor because of its durability and extensibility. Of course, the barriers to entry include inscrutiable key bindings and an overall high learning curve. He wants to create an application framework for keyboard-driven applications, but such a framework exists, it’s just called ArtLebedev’s Optimus Keyboards.

Think about it; the keyboards are programmable, the key bindings can be changed about to support different Emacs functions, the price points and availability are an issue (Lebedev now has a store in NYC), but when the third version of the keyboard finally comes into production, there might be enough keys to make it work.

Stay tuned for more details…

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