New Open Hardware company

steven mosher moshersteven at
Tue Jul 21 22:52:01 CEST 2009

 Glad you noticed that Werner. When we went over the keyboard  vi was on my
mind. generally I tried to think of the things I could do with the device
rather than the things one could not
 obviously do.

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 4:27 AM, Werner Almesberger <werner at>wrote:

> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> > most FOSS. Unless we restrict the Non-G-UI to commandline and
> > ncurses.
> I noticed that is has an escape key. So vi will be fine. What else
> could one possibly wish for, except that more GUI designers would
> draw their inspiration from the grace and style of vi ? :-)
> Historical note: once I had Linux run on my Psion S5 and took it to
> a conference. The UI consisted of eight virtual consoles with a
> shell each, with whatever I chose to run there - typically a vi, so
> I could switch from taking notes on various topics just by changing
> consoles. Despite the device's many shortcomings, the system felt
> amazingly productive, almost on par with the HP-100LX.
> - Werner
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