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From: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
To: Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl>
Cc: Org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: A gentle introduction to Emacs & Org-mode?
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:43 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87lhrdflbk.fsf@bzg.ath.cx> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20140723232013.42690fcf@aga-netbook> (Marcin Borkowski's message	of "Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:20:13 +0200")

Hi Marcin,

Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl> writes:

> Also, is prelude or Emacs Starter Kit a good idea?

My very personal stand on this is that prelude and Starter kit
are good options when someone wants to discover Emacs, but can
sometimes get in the way: if something goes wrong, you are not
sure who to blame, the modified setup or Emacs.

> I understand this is opinion-based, but maybe someone has some
> experience *teaching* Emacs and Org-mode?)

My "teaching/helping" IRL experience is that people start with
a Starter Kit because they are afraid of the Beast, sometimes
for no good reasons.  It's better to simply play by the rules:
that way, when something goes wrong, the odds are greater to
understand what and why.

As for a gentle introduction with a wide scope on E&Om, I don't
think there is such a thing... sadly.

Good luck to your friend!


  parent reply	other threads:[~2014-07-28 17:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-07-23 21:20 A gentle introduction to Emacs & Org-mode? Marcin Borkowski
2014-07-23 22:00 ` Thorsten Jolitz
2014-07-24 15:50   ` SabreWolfy
2014-07-23 22:07 ` Leonard Avery Randall
2014-07-23 23:06 ` John Hendy
2014-07-24 19:17 ` Manish
2014-07-26  1:58 ` Steven Arntson
2014-07-27 12:03 ` Bastien [this message]
2014-07-29  2:03   ` John Kitchin
2014-07-29 13:22     ` Jorge A. Alfaro-Murillo
2014-07-29 20:39       ` John Kitchin
2014-08-12 19:34         ` David Ongaro
2014-08-12 20:18           ` Nick Dokos
2014-08-13 11:35 ` Marcin Borkowski

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