Re: Old PC Technology (too long, sorry)

Subject: Re: Old PC Technology (too long, sorry)
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 09:46:21 -0600 (CST)

Al Geist reminisces about XYWrite -- and I share his fond nostalgia. What a great wordprocessor that was!

When the mouse came along, I resented it. Why should I take my hands off the keyboard when I can zip along, usually to a catchy rhythm, with my key combinations?

And what are all those stupid pictures (icons) for. Never needed them before.

And, I could back up my XYWrite program on one, single, low-density 5.25-inch floppy disk.

Who mentioned learning to type on a typewriter that didn't have a number 1? But of course.

Back then, I didn't need glasses. Back then, I wore a size 8. Then again, back then, I didn't know nothin'.


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