word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 7 13:31:30 CDT 2016
On 07/07/2016 18:57, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 07/06/2016 07:15 PM, Murray McCullough wrote:
>> My first word processor was from Wang called “Word Processor” and
>> then IBM’s “Displaywriter”. I tried “Wordstar” originally called
>> “Wordmaster” but way too complicated.
> The big oversight here is that nobody seems to collect old wapro stuff;
> Harris, Lanier, AES, Artec, Qyx, etc.
> Soon, this will be a big hole in history, I suspect.
Wordstar of fond memory.
Try highlighting a word with shift and right arrow, then ctrlC.
Now move in your email and type crtlV.
Yes Wordstar keyboard commands are alive and well.
Mozzila Thunderbird - Yup
MS Mail - Yup
Notepad - Yup
Libre Office Writer - Yup
... and so on.
I used Wordstar as a programmers editor on a Northstar Horizon running
CPM and writing commercial code in CBASIC.
You could drop out of Wordstar compile or run and then go back with a
couple of key strokes.
ADM3A as a terminal and Diabolo Daisy as a printer. Forms on screen
application and letter quality printing.
Not to mention letter quality word processing single sheet feed etc.
Those where the days!!
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