This Christmas my sister, working as a journalist, talked to me about her painful experiences with RSI (Repetitive strain injury) problems, and I just now two weeks later remembered how vim was designed to be easy on the fingers exactly in regards to this kind of problems. What I’m not sure about is how much strain vim really could save a journalist. As a coder, the advantages are obvious because you’re jumping around in the code all the time, doing small changes. But as a journalist I fear the advantages are smaller, and I’m not so certain I want to recommend her start walking the steep hill that is getting efficient with vim when it might even cause her fingers more strain than before (considering that if she really mostly is just typing in insert mode, the whole switching modes paradigm isn’t helping).
So what’s the planet’s call, is vim fit for a journalist?