A luser spoiled by user-friendliness could ask why, at the end of the twentieth century, would cryptic, command-oriented systems still be used and even revered in some specialist circles, while working with computers could be so simple. The question is answered on the one hand with practical reasons - these good old tools like vi are manageable, take up small amounts of processing time and disk space, are universally available and can be used everywhere. In addition to this, once someone has learned how to use it, they do not want to have to unnecessarily learn something new. And finally, virtuosos go to areas of the computer that are closed off to lusers: and here, in the heart of the system, they are much better off with a traditional vi bush knife than with large, heavyweight luggage. Other reasons have to do with the artistic character and these reasons become easy to understand if one remembers that traditional instruments are played in concert halls and electronic organs with built-in rhythm computers and an arbitrary number of accompanying tunes are confined to use on the street or at home. Vi is a veritable violin, an icon which can be clicked on is piped muzak. The instrument must be mastered. And the mastery is what is admired, not pressing buttons. Anyone can do that.