2010-09-09

lisp keyboards

On Sep 9, 4:15 pm, "jos...@corporate-world.lisp.de" wrote:
> On Sep 9, 8:56 pm, Xah Lee wrote:
> > discovered quite a few new lisp books.
>
> > There are several new books for Clojure, for you lisp fans.
>
> > 《Programming Clojure (Pragmatic Programmers)》 By Stuart Halloway.
>
> > 《Practical Clojure (Expert's Voice in Open Source)》 By Luke
> > VanderHart.
>
> > 《The Joy of Clojure: Thinking the Clojure Way》 By Michael Fogus, Chris
> > Houser.
>
> > There's also a new Common Lisp book coming, scheduled to arrive next
> > month.
>
> > 《Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!》By Conrad
> > Barski M.D.
>
> > PS if you want to buy them at amazon, you can support me by buying
> > from my blog http://xahlee.blogspot.com/
>
> > ... for those finding my emacs lisp tutorial interesting, would you be
> > interested in reading a paper bound version?
>
> >  Xah
>
> you can make some money from people paying you to stop posting off-
> topic keyboard related articles to comp.lang.lisp.

been wondering where you've been Rainer. ☺ haven't seen your messages for months.

speaking of keyboards, i can't help but thinking about you with your lisp machine keyboard. ☺

i have now actually a collection of photos here:

• 〈Keyboard Hardware's Influence on Keyboard Shortcut Design〉
http://xahlee.org/emacs/keyboard_hardware_and_key_choices.html

everytime i look at the lisp keyboard, i admire the so many keys, but also i can't help thinking that the concept of ergonomic isn't there yet when these keyboards were used.

you've wrote few times in the past about what the various key means, but i don't think we have a clear, easy reading, accessible web page about it. Care to write it? i definitely would link to it. Especially am interested in what all those keys are used for whatever incarnation of emacs at the time.

Xah

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