Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
Date: Sun, 18 May 2008 21:21:57 -0400

Okay - I'll date myself as well. I remember Multiplan, DBase III, Fox Pro
and Ventura Publishing - the latter from when Xerox owned it. I've worked on
IBM Selectric typewriters, Memorywriters, AES and Micom word processors.
I've used typetype machines, and those machines that made copies (I forget
the name, but you used the typewriter to punch holes in the paper and put it
on an inked drum). Offices usually had one phone for an entire department
and women could not wear slacks.

DOS was exciting and I remember writing DOS scripts so that my PC could boot
up with the memory configuration I needed, for work or games or whatever. My
first computer had 2 5-1/4 in drives and 64 meg of memory and a green screen
on the monitor. In my spare time I played text based adventure games.

It's not that I'm old, after all I'm merely 29 and a few months (264 months
to be exact).

Remember when Wordstar had that neat tutorial that started by telling you to
press any key and then said "Ka-boom" to show users how it wouldn't really
blow up? I always thought that was cool. And when mouse technology came out
there were games like flyswatter to help users get used to controlling the
mouse?

Suzette Leeming
Keswick, Ontario


On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 8:11 PM, Lauren <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net> wrote:

> AOL was around during DOS days? I learned DTP (tee hee) on DOS. I liked
> Lotus 1-2-3, WordStar, WordPerfect 5.1 was my favorite app for a very long
> time, but I learned WordPerfect on earlier versions. MS Word seemed a
> little quirky an ineffective to me when it came out.
>
> I'm not a dinosaur, middle-aged, yes, but not a dinosaur and I look 12,
> which only adds to the paradox that is me. Ooo, Paradox, I remember that
> app, too...
>
> Lauren
>
> > -----Original Message-----
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> > Sent: Sunday, May 18, 2008 5:04 PM
> > To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: old school
> >
> >
> > Dave, I know exactly what you mean. I've had my AOL screen
> > name since 1989,
> > when AOL was a DOS-based application. I remember Lotus 1-2-3,
> > Supercalc, and
> > Wordstar. They were great programs.
> >
> > I don't consider myself a dinosaur. In fact, I still feel 18
> > until I look
> > into the mirror! :-)
> >
> > Nancy Adams
>
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