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From: John Kitchin <jkitchin@andrew.cmu.edu>
To: Bastien <bzg@gnu.org>
Cc: Org-mode mailing list <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Marcin Borkowski <mbork@wmi.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: Re: A gentle introduction to Emacs & Org-mode?
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:03:28 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <m2egx4kjkf.fsf@andrew.cmu.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lhrdflbk.fsf@bzg.ath.cx> (Bastien's message of "Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:03:43 +0200")

This page has some links to some videos that you might find helpful:
http://kitchingroup.cheme.cmu.edu/blog/2014/07/12/Org-mode-is-awesome/. Some
are more gentle than others ;)

Bastien <bzg@gnu.org> writes:

> 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!

John Kitchin
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  reply	other threads:[~2014-07-29  2:03 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
2014-07-29  2:03   ` John Kitchin [this message]
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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