Baby Duck Syndrome
This quaint term refers to the way baby ducks will "imprint" on the first entity they're exposed to for any length of time (be it a duck, a human, or whatever), and treat it as its mother. -- Linux Magazine, When The Penguin Is Like A Duck
Anyway, how to explain the deep irrational devotion that many programmers have for their editors? The Baby Duck Syndrome. Back in the 1950s Konrad Lorenz first demonstrated imprinting of baby ducks on who they think their mother is. Whatever they see at a certain critical early age is what they decide is mother and they will follow it around after that. Well, a lot of programmers have Baby Duck Syndrome and can't help themselves. -- Randall Parker, Programming editors and the Baby Duck Syndrome
[MartinAtkins] I've shifted between several editors in my time. I guess that makes me a bad programmer. I'm sure not going to start to argue with that!
[AsbjornUlsberg] I'm using several editors at the same time. I must be insane.