Those famous Emacs users
I don't think using Emacs can improve one's programming skills, I don't think some famous people used Emacs before can provide something, either. But these famous people encouraged me to learn Emacs when I wanted to give it up. Here I created a list of famous Emacs users.
Most of people in this list are not famous because they developed or used Emacs, but they are famous and also use Emacs.
Joe Armstrong -- Erlang's author
In The Setup, Joe mentioned that "I write books using XML markup in emacs (nxml mode)" and "I write code in Emacs".
Amelia Andersdotter -- Politician
In an interview, Amelia mentioned "but I do still use Emacs and org-mode"
Steve Brust -- Author of Wad Taltos
In My Own Kind of Freedom, Steve mentioned "“the book was written in emacs on a box running Mandrake Linux"
Vernor Vinge -- Author of True Names and A Fire Upon the Deep
In an interview, Vernor introduced his work environment, obviously he was using Emacs.
Whitfield Diffie -- Security expert, Diffie-Hellman key exchange
On Hacker News, jf said : Whitfield Diffie is also an Emacs user. I once sat behind him at an awards ceremony and was able to observe him hacking on Emacs lisp during the event."
Marc Andreessen -- Mosaic browser autho, Netscape founder
Here is Marc's profile on EmacsWiki
Richard Gabriel -- Author of Worse is Better
Gabriel is initiator of Lucid Emacs.
Guy Steele -- Author of C: A Reference Manual
Steele is one of the authors of Emacs.
Peter Norvig -- Artificial Intelligence expert. Author of Design of Computer Programs
In an interview, Norvig mentioned : "I dislike all three major OS – Windows, Mac, Linux. I like Python and Lisp. Emacs"
Jamie Zawinski -- Mozilla and XEmacs main contributor.
Daniel Weinreb --Founder of Symbolics
Daniel Weinred was a pioneer of Lisp and Emacs
Julian Assange -- WikiLeaks founder
A code snippet authored by Julian Assange.
Mark Zuckerberg -- Faceook founder
In the movie The Social Network, Mark used Emacs to edit PHP and Perl scripts. He also mentioned in his blog : "“it’s definitely necessary to break out emacs and modify that perl script”
Guido van Rossum -- Author of Python
In an article about Python user experience, Guido mentioned : “I am mostly an entrenched Emacs user"
Linus Torvalds-- Linux kernel and Git author
In an article on Google+, Linus mentioned he was using uemacs as his main editor.
Donald Knuth --Author of TeX and The Art of Computer Programming
There is one Elisp code snippet on Donald's homepage: color-mode.el
Richard Stallman --GNU Emacs author.
When the Windows prompt you that "Unable to connect to the Internet, would you like to search online for solutions?". What would be your next reaction? Tell me. I promise I will not tell anyone else.