I wanted to start a "back to basic" series for org-mode and Emacs.

The idea is to make people more aware of what org-mode has "out of the box" without rushing to use various packages and code bits: the productivity philosophy behind the "why", not just the "how."

I ended up repeating a few things I've said before, so if you find that you're interested in more details about something, look under the "orgmode" tag.

Hope you enjoy it!


#orgmode #emacs #productivity

@jrss good write up Josh. If you're targeting it to beginners a few screenshots might be very helpful to illustrate some of your points (especially around agenda and clock). Thanks for sharing!

@shom That's a good point. I kind of ran out of juice (originally I thought it's going to be a quick post... then I realized I probably going to have a series, and I'll start with agenda. After writing 3 days about agenda (yep) I realized I can even split THAT up. Sooo much stuff.

I think the key here is to keep adding also to previous posts as I go, maybe have a "dynamic" post of sorts.

Thanks for reading!


@jrss hahaha classic scope creep, glad we're all going to benefit from it.
Dynamic post is a great idea, it's basically refactoring code, you can reorganize as you go along. Looking forward to the series!

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