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On Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:34:43 -0400, DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> jacked
into the Matrix and the following appeared in comp.os.msdos.djgpp:

>> >I read news with emacs.
>> Having to remember a quadruple-bucky keypress just to "jump to next
>> unread article" isn't my cup of tea. Something with a standard-issue
>> gui please.
>Sorry, you've been sorely mislead.  News is "Tools" menu -> "Read Net
>News".  Jump to next unread article is space bar or "n", or you can
>click on any article with your mouse.  I can often get through an
>entire news reading session using no key other than the space bar.

Is this xemacs? I tried using it to read news before. I got bogged
down in trying to figure out how to configure and operate the
newsreader, and gave up after an hour or so. It may be easy to use to
someone who already knows how, but the learning curve violates
Department of Transformation safety regulations regarding the maximum
grade of a slope.

(Yes, I did notice that xemacs has a tutorial mode of some kind, but
it's hard to even use that effectively when you haven't mastered the
really hairy internal window-system that is used in lieu of standard
window decorations, alt-f4 etc., creating a chicken-and-egg
Still waters run deep.

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