I am always suprised when somebody mentions Vigor. I really didn't
expect it to spread by word-of-mouth at all, let alone people write
about it. Keep telling your friends, your enemies, your coworkers,
everybody, about Vigor.
Particular thanks to Illiad for putting the
original release announcement and multiple subsequent announcements in
the User Friendly News, not
to mention the original inspiration!
Vigor Review and Interview
Rado has written a
review of Vigor
and conducted an interview
with me about Vigor. The interview also covers general topics
like the free software community, Pitr, and what Sun Tzu teaches us
about a certin other paperclip-using company. The full version is
available at LinuxTicker, and if
you speak Croatian, look in PC
Chip magazine (broj 57, veljaca 2000).
Vigor Goes Mainstream!
The first mainstream-mag review of Vigor has been released! That's
right, Salon, a general-interest
magazine, has run
a short blurb on Vigor and the chilling implications it could have
on the free software movement. Or something.
Vigor App of the Week
LinuxCare's Brett Neely
wrote up a short
review of Vigor for his App of the Week column.
You are a sick, sick person, and I admire that greatly. - Illiad,
author of User Friendly
AUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! - Keith Bostic, author of
I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.- Arnold Robbins,
coauthor of Learning
the vi Editor
Congratulations, Brother Piquan... how diabolically clever of
you...- Eric S. Raymond
The entire open-source movement is, of course, a Discordian
creation.- Amphigoricus the Turgid, K.S.C.
Why ? - Sander Nooy
I am laughing in an inapropropriate manner for an office building like
this... - Nathanael Lierly
By reading this message, you have agreed to stand on your head while
gargling water and proclaming "Weird Al Yankovic is Lord of the
Universe!" - J.J. Ramsey
"I am wishink I had Unix system instead of this silly VMSstation so
I too could be experiencing pain of vigo directly rather than
vicariously!" - Atlant Schmidt
The following addresses had permanent fatal errors...
On behalf of evildoers everywhere, I thank you for your heroic efforts
in bringing The Assistant to such a long-standing bastion of the
opposition. You will be remembered when The Time comes.
- Michael Jinks
"I just thought I was writing a weekend hack; I had no idea what I
was unleashing!" (Said after noting over 20,000 web page hits.)
The way I figure, after you take into account all the victims who
have used it, Vigor is single-handedly responsible for
immeasurable amounts of lost productivity. In this, I think I
have captured the true nature of the original.
It's amazing how a weekend hack can take up all your free time for
(When asked to confirm that Vigor is not a productivity app:) From
its inception, Vigor has been designed to be utterly useless, not
to mention a pain to use. While building the interface, I
double-checked everything to ensure that I didn't accidently add a
useful feature. People have suggested making Vigor useful; my reply
is that it would then cease to be Vigor. I'm sure you can think
of other examples of popular, yet useless, editors. Besides, I
don't even use vi... Who am I to decide how to improve it?