The good old days.

Subject: The good old days.
From: Joanne Wittenbrook <jwittenbrook -at- ameritech -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 11:23:27 -0800 (PST)

>Then an IBM Selectric, and then one of the newfangledy ones that had
>the daisy wheel and the magic eraser strip that could physically lift an errant
>letter from the page.

Ah the daisy wheel. So smooth, so quiet.

>Then Word Perfect 5.0. All hail Word Perfect 5.0. Word was such a
>piece of CRAP back then. How did Word ever win?

Microsoft. They had DOS don't forget. Then they started handing out "Works" for free. Got folks hooked and moved them to Word.

Yes, the early days of the Net, BBS's and Fidonet. Walking into the BMUG office (Berkeley Macintosh User Group) was like taking a journey into the 60's.


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