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|Monday, 28 June 1999|
Any clue what a text processor is good for?
My idea was to type some text with it, and paste a picture or two.
Saving my work would be nice too.
I don't like typing for the cat's fiddle.
The boys at Bill's Hackware (www...com) have some other ideas. They have turned the best selling text processor into a magic box full of features, gimmicks and a highly annoying paper-clip. A paper-clip? Yes, a paper-clip indeed. Type some text, paste a picture, save a document. Each of those three is simple task turns into a source of frustrations.
The same evening, at the SUMit headquarters, I pick up a competing text processor. It is the '96 version of Lotus Word Pro, and that old package suits me fine. It was obviously far ahead of its time. Yes, it's possible to type text, past pictures and save documents. Unbelievable, what a pleasant functionality this is! It even has 'an expert' that offers assistance on request.
Problems with the MS paper-clip? No, not any more. Solved with the previous version of the competing WordPro (www/lotus.com/...)!
· July 1999
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