An illustrated Emacs tutorial

MIT’s SIPB IAP activities page is a treasure trove of interesting stuff. Among the many classes programmed for 2007, there’s one that i’m sure will be interesting to many mew readers: Being Productive With Emacs. The good news is that you don’t need to travel to Boston to get this excellent illustrated introduction to Emacs, continued with a customization and an extension guide. Being the slides of three presentations (by Phil Sung), they’re sketchy at places, but make for a great introduction to Emacsland nonetheless, and there’s a trick or two for seasoned users as well. Recommended.

7 Responses to “An illustrated Emacs tutorial”

  1. Eric TF Bat Says:

    Not sure if you’re aware, but it’s possible to disable the obnoxious Snap preview. I’m not sure why they even exist, given that they get in the way and provide no benefit to anyone. If you want to kill them, I’ve linked my name to them in this comment.

  2. jao Says:

    Eric, i’ve disabled it. Thanks for pointing it out.

  3. engtech Says:

    Good find


  4. pdw Says:

    Everytime you write “mew”, I first parse it as mew-the-emacs-email-client. Not a very fortunate acronym 🙂

  5. jao Says:

    pdw, hmmm, you’ve got a point, yes. Problem is, what to use? m-e-w? mewy? mw? Suggestions anyone?

  6. Ryan Says:

    Jao, How about keeping “mew” but make it caps instead “MEW.” Initialisms/Acronyms are typically uppercase anyway.

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