Bozhidar Batsov Avatar

Bozhidar Batsov

Bozhidar Batsov

Who needs modern Emacs?

Bozhidar Batsov:

Every now and again I come across some discussion on making Emacs “modern”.1 The argument always go more or less like this - Emacs doesn’t look and behave like and the world will end if we don’t copy something “crucial” from it…

If you ask me - there’s pretty much nothing we can do that would suddenly make Emacs as popular as VS Code. But you know what - that’s perfectly fine. After all there are plenty of “modern” editors that are even less popular than Emacs, so clearly being “modern” doesn’t make you popular. And there’s also our “arch-nemesis” vim, that’s supposedly as “dated” as Emacs, but is extremely popular.

Bozhidar Batsov

Firefox is the only browser alternative

Bozhidar Batsov on the sad state of Chrome’s web rendering hegemony:

We’ve gotten to the point that Chrome-based browsers are so common that developers just stopped to bother supporting other browsers… Soon Google are going to be in complete control of web standards, unless something drastically changes. Do you want the future of browsing to lie solely in the hands of the biggest advertising business on Earth? I’m pretty sure that I don’t.

  0:00 / 0:00