Re: old school

Subject: Re: old school
From: "Susan W Gallagher" <susanwg -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 17:06:58 -0700

Ah yes, Wang's Glossary. I was a wiz! I wrote a Decision Processing Glossary
for USIA back then - brought it to them on about 24 of those 8" floppies.
Nested IFs, GOTOs and GOSUBs and that was it. I needed an OR, so I made one.
If A is true (it tested the cursor position), go to the bottom of the page
and type a period.
If B is true, go to the bottom of the page and type a period.
If there's a period at the bottom of the page, ...

Ta Daaaaa! <g>

Good old days?????? Pffft!
-Sue Gallagher


On 5/20/08, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
>
> 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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> "...I walked to work, quit my job, and kept walking. Better to be a pilgrim
> 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: 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
RE: old school: From: Al Geist

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