word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)
mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Thu Jul 7 16:45:35 CDT 2016
> The effect of bloatware:
"Wordstar on an 4.077 MHz 8088 could keep up with my typing; WinWord
under Windoze on a 300 MHz PII can't." --Seth Breidbart
You can tell how old the quote is: it cites a PII/300.
> I see it with guitar. [...]
> I've seen how people buy $80-130k sportscars but can't drive a stick
> I've been to shoots [...]
> I see it with woodworkers [...]
I see it in monitors. I've been repeatedly annoyed by modern
flatscreens that refuse to even try to do what CRTs from twenty years
ago routinely did.
"The most amazing achievement of the computer software industry is its
continuing cancellation of the steady and staggering gains made by the
computer hardware industry." - credited to Henry Petroski by someone
on a mud I hang out on.
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