vi Kicks Emacs' Ass!

Jeff Bone (
Wed, 12 Aug 1998 23:17:55 -0500

I wasn't able to attend, but found this nugget amusing... At Linux
Expo, there was a paintball tournament which pitted vi proponents
against Emacs' sycophants. Eric Raymond (of The Cathedral and the
Bazaar) had this to say about the results:

"The teams' combat styles were allegorically perfect. The vi guys were
fast, aggressive, and sloppy; the Emacs team was slow, tried to think
things out and play tactically. Result? The vi guys waxed the Emacs
team, winning three out of four games. Evidently (as many on both sides
later agreed, amid much laughter) paintball rewards different virtues
than programming."

(From the current Linux Journal)

fyi, :-)