word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)
cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jul 8 22:26:07 CDT 2016
On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Swift Griggs wrote:
> Remember that scene in one of the Star Trek movies where he firsts
> exclaims "You mean it's a MANUAL!" when he's told the computer he's
> attempting to voice command won't respond ? You think he's going to fumble
> with the keyboard then he starts typing so fast you think he's about the
> smoke the model M or whatever he's bangin' on at lightspeed. Some folks
> are like that with their word processing skills...
Not a model M.
In "STIV : The Voyage Home", Scotty talks to a Macintosh Plus. When
somebody hands him the mouse, he then thinks that he needs to talk into
that as a microphone. Then he proceeds to do things that were not only
impossible with such a machine, but would require extreme familiarity
with it, which he initially seemed not to have. They save the whales,
but at least it ends with the 20th century woman rejecting Kirk. Should
ba a clip on YouTube.
There is a wikipedia argument page about the product placement.
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