Thursday, August 26

What becomes a programmer most?

What do Richard Stallman, James Gosling, Charles Simonyi and Bill Joy have in common?

Famous hackers all, yes, but oddly, their initial fame came from text editors: (Teco) Emacs, (Unix) Emacs, Bravo and Vi, respectively.

Of course, Cap'n Crunch wrote EasyWriter, but he was famous for other things first.


Anonymous said...

If you are interested in the technical underpinnings of Emacs, check Craig Finseth's book out:

Anonymous said...

Interesting Marc Andreessen worked on Epoch (Emacs for X, what a concept!) before Mosaic.