Re: Comparing a text editor to a web browser is a nonsense
Any time you have to take your hands off the keyboard, i.e. to use the mouse, your productivity slows down. This is where vi/vim/elvis really shines. That assumes of course that you have taken the time to learn to use it efficiently. I've seen many sysadmins of 10-20 years who use 30 keystrokes to do what they could accomplish with roughly two -- or much pointing and clicking.