I would be very keen to read an essay on the same subject too. I'd also like to write one, although I suspect my attempt might not be to the same standard.
You taught me a lot, thank you very much. Do you have a favourite charity I can donate to?
And yes, we put the OP in that pool, so it got a placement on the front page. That only lasts for a few minutes, though; after that, if users don't upvote it, it will fall off. Users upvoted this one.
I am an emacs user, but I am pretty sure there is a vim-base orgmode as well. I assume it can do most the same things.
vim has some org-inspred plugins, but last I looked they were very limited in functionality compared to org-mode.
When collaborating with others though on pure documentation, I will say I am increasingly impressed with the usefulness of asciidoc/doctor. Have you used it at all or have any thoughts?