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Subject:Re: Word Search From:Mark Levinson <mark -at- SD -dot- CO -dot- IL> Date:Mon, 1 May 1995 15:45:16 IDT
There is a phenomenon in the computer world where some users become
unswervingly (Some say, "unthinkingly") loyal
** They get imprinted. Is that the word you were trying to think of?
Like the little fowl who follow the first moving object that they
see when they hatch, we users believe that the way our first
word-processor acts is the way word-processors naturally should act.
mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il
(Some people even think Otis Redding, who imprinted "Satisfaction"
on his fans before the Rolling Stones, sang the only correct version.)