RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: "'Susan W Gallagher'" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 17:20:01 -0400

I was one of the testers for the Fortune 32:16 (circa 1979-1980). It was a
Motorola 6800 based system running Zenix that employed a "Wang-like" WP.
Prior to this system, I used a Wang WP and used Wang's "Glossary" function
to create automated TOC and Index makers, and an automated odd/even page
formatting application (think BASIC programming). I tried to do the same
with the Fortune system and discovered that when you embedded a "delete"
command in the code, it would never come out of the delete mode.

Today, I find it humorous us watching the "Glossary" eat up a document, one
word at a time. Back then, it was a made scramble for the power switch and a
lot of creative swearing.

Ah...the good ole days. Make you wanna pull up a rocker on the veranda, pour
a Tom Collins and watch the bees collect pollen from the rose bushes.

Al Geist
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without a destination, I figured, than to cross the wrong threshold each
day." (Anon.)



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References:
Re: RE: old school: From: quills
Re: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
RE: RE: old school: From: Al Geist
RE: RE: old school: From: John Hedtke
Re: old school: From: Beth Agnew
Re: old school: From: Chris Morton
RE: old school: From: AL Geist
Re: old school: From: Susan W Gallagher
RE: old school: From: Susan W Gallagher

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