"FIRST"??!? (Was: word processor history -- interesting article
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Wed Jul 6 17:16:09 CDT 2016
On 07/06/2016 01:47 PM, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
> Depends what you mean by "word processor". If you mean 'software
> intended to format text', you need to look back to things like TJ2:
> and 'runoff', both circa 1963. Much earlier than any of the 'word
> processors' this person wrote about.
I remember punching my documents on an 026 then running a FORTRAN
formatter. Of course, there were many escape codes conventions in the
formatter for stuff like boldface, underlining, tables, word-wrap
suppression, "widow" control, etc.
I wasn't unique in this--indeed the whole practice predates integrated
circuits, I suspect.
Perhaps the author counts only WYSIWYG-type wapros and that things like
the MT/ST don't count either.
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