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Re: emacspeak calculator?



hear hear --computers should be fun to learn and use --
all too often this is turned into "someone else should make
everything easy for me " 
--the classic couch potato mentality:-)

>>>>> "Robert" == Robert J Chassell <bob@rattlesnake.com> writes:

    Robert>    Isn't that a typo below?  Yes, as you say, it
    Robert> should have been:

    Robert>    (dired "/ftp@ftp.digex.net:/pub/gnu/calc"
    Robert> nil)

    Robert> Thank you for catching this.

    Robert>    Also, are you the Robert Chassell that wrote:
    Robert> "Introduction to GNU Emacs Lisp"?

    Robert> Yes, I am he.  My apologies for taking so long
    Robert> to respond -- I am just back from a long trip
    Robert> and very busy.  I hardly have time to look at
    Robert> messages from this newsgroup.

    Robert>    If so; its a pleasure to hear from, now that
    Robert> is an excellent manual.  I enjoyed every bit of
    Robert> it.

    Robert> Thank you!

    Robert>     It should be the first book mastered by
    Robert> every computer user and Emacspeak user.  It
    Robert> should be the first book used in grade school
    Robert> when first learning how to use or program a
    Robert> computer.

    Robert> Please try to persuade you local school of this!
    Robert> You might remind them that in some places,
    Robert> students use software that they are forbidden by
    Robert> law and practicality to study!  Even though we
    Robert> know that students claim to hate studying, and
    Robert> that few will study software, studying is
    Robert> important.

    Robert> A school should always use software that
    Robert> students can study and modify; it should avoid
    Robert> software tools that are proprietary, that come
    Robert> without sources and without the legal right to
    Robert> study, copy, modify, and redistribute.  A school
    Robert> that forbids studying betrays its mission.

    Robert> -- Robert J. Chassell bob@rattlesnake.com
    Robert> Rattlesnake Enterprises
    Robert> http://www.rattlesnake.com

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Best Regards,
--raman

      
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