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editors (like "Microsoft Word"). There is NO learning curve in using
WYSIWYG editors because there is also NO depth to such editors!
(OK, there IS depth in learning to use the special features in a complex
editor like Microsoft Word, but ...).
Editing information in WYSIWYG mode means
you need hand-eye coordination --
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editors (like "MS Word"). The appeal of WYSIWYG is its small learning curve.
But editing in WYSIWYG mode requires
you need hand-eye coordination --
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Which keyboard-based editors?
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Which keyboard-based editor to choose?
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editors (like "NotePad"). There is no learning curve
of WYSIWYG because because there is also no depth to such editors!
Entering information visually means you need hand-eye coordination
when typing should only require hand-brain coordination (much faster).
For keyboard editors
,
I personally recommend "gvim" (one of the many
variants of "vi").
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editors (like "Microsoft Word"). There is NO learning curve in using
WYSIWYG editors
because there is also NO depth to such editors!
(OK, there IS depth in learning to use the special features in a complex
editor like Microsoft Word
, but ...).
Editing information in WYSIWYG mode means you need hand-eye coordination --
this slows you down considerably! Plus you cannot invoke macros -- except
pre-canned ones by slow drop-down menus, etc, etc.
Which keyboard-based editors?
I highly recommend "gvim" (one of the many free
variants of "vi").
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I have a list of software that I use frequently, and
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Here is a list of software that I use frequently, and
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[[http://cs.nyu.edu/~yap/prog/]]
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[[http://cs.nyu.edu/~yap/prog/]]

Of all these productivity tools, there is one that I think every student should
take to heart: learn to use a keyboard-based editor!
Do not be fooled by the appeal of WYSIWYG
editors (like "NotePad"). There is no learning curve
of WYSIWYG because because there is also no depth to such editors!
Entering information visually means you need hand-eye coordination
when typing should only require hand-brain coordination (much faster).
For keyboard editors,
I personally recommend "gvim" (one of the many variants of "vi").
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I have a list of software that I use frequently, and
encourage students to learn them or some equivalent:

[[http://cs.nyu.edu/~yap/prog/]]