Video: "Emacs for Writers" with Jay Dixit

Posted on Jan 23, 2019

This demo from 2015 is so good. Jay Dixit is a writer and has only learned about Emacs and Lisp to be able to do what he wants to do more efficiently. In this video, he shared tons of great examples and played the app like a musician, hopping around between buffers and showing off capture templates. Emacs looks mega-fast if you know what you’re doing. His non-techie background and determination to keep at it gives me hope that I can dig into this stuff and figure it out. He did caution, though, that he wouldn’t recommend that most other writers use Emacs because “it would take so much time and it would take over their life”. I could see that. Do I really want to open the door to this? Probably, yes.