Subject: Re: Lisp options on Mac OS X (Was: Best combination of {hardware / lisp implementation / operating system})
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 28 Oct 2002 17:48:29 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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* Raymond Toy <>
| Long ago I taught myself how to use a Dvorak layout over a weekend.
| Was getting pretty good.  Then I went to the lab at school where the
| keyboards weren't Dvorak.  I couldn't type at all.

  Well, over here in this backward country, the geniuses who never believed
  that leaving good enough was an option have already reworked the keyboard
  so anyone accustomed to US layout will go from fast touch-type to hunt-
  and-peck anyway, so there is little point in /not/ optimizing the hell
  out of one's own keyboard layout.  So, sometimes, this "localization"
  crap can actually be of benefit to users.

  Besides, I have one of those cordless keyboards.  That should mean I can
  take it with me everywhere I go.  (Like the remote control that Mr. Chance
  took with him into the real world in «Being There» with Peter Sellers in
  the lead role.)

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.