RE: certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: RE: certification (was: ranting STC)
From: "Ladonna Weeks" <ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com>
To: "'Chris Borokowski'" <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 13:24:51 -0600

Does anybody remember WordStar? It was pre-GUI but had good
control key assignments. I could type so fast with it. I was
sorry to see it go. I hated Word Perfect. I could never remember
whether to use Alt, Ctrl, or Shift with whatever function key was
supposed to do a particular thing. I printed the chart and tacked
it to the wall and still had trouble.


Ladonna Weeks
ladonna -dot- weeks -at- comtrak -dot- com
314-895-7674
cell: 314-210-1652

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Borokowski [mailto:athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 5:29 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: certification (was: ranting STC)

Word won because it adapted to the GUI environment faster, and
Microsoft threw resources at the project at a time when
Wordperfect did not. It was a business error on their part and
Microsoft capitalized on it.

The original WP5.1 was written in COBOL, I'm told, which explains
many of the problems migrating to GUI:
they had to ditch everything and start over not just with the
interface, but with the whole of the code.
Nothing $2m and the right programmers couldn't fix.

--- "D. Michael McIntyre"
<michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com> wrote:

> 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?





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