Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: John Garison <john -at- garisons -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2008 06:20:48 -0400

I used to work for Wand documenting some of those old word processors.
The RMS I remember was a DEC operating system that ran on PDP-11s. I
worked on those, too, and PDP-8s as well.

My first computer exposure was in the early 70s ... wrote manuals for a
time-sharing system running on IBM mainframes. We used something called
C-Script ... used formatting codes intermixed with text. When HTML came
out, it was all too eerily familiar.

John G

Keith Hood said the following on 5/18/2008 9:43 PM:
> Ah, the pleasures of carbon paper and whiteout on
> 8-part forms.
> When I was in the Army, the personnel office got a
> wonderful state of the art huge improvement in how it
> did papers. Up until 1981, everything was on electric
> typewriters with carbon copies. Then they got a Wang
> word processor. It had 512k of memory and used 8-inch
> floppies. The operational mechanism was in a tower
> larger than a standard file cabinet, built into a desk
> with an integral terminal; dang thing looked like
> something out of a NASA control room.
> Anybody else remember the RMS operating system and
> Arcnet?

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