[PLUG] For those who used WordPerfect
aaron at bavariati.org
Sun Sep 19 17:27:02 PDT 2004
On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 05:08:14PM -0700, AthlonRob wrote:
> On Sun, 2004-09-19 at 17:04 -0700, Rich Shepard wrote:
> > No word processor can do what WP did.
> Has anybody looked in to writing a WP-like CLI wordprocessor for *nix
> under an OSS license?
Wouldn't that be a text editor with most common TeX formatting codes
and commands mapped to finger-twisting combos of Meta and F-keys?
> I have a feeling such a thing would be pretty popular, at least among
> those who had computers back before WordPerfect for Windows.
They all switched to Word because of the network effect (and the thorough
sucktitude of WPWin) and forgot the keyboard shortcuts.
I also suggested that she add the phrase, "Microsoft productivity
software" to her dictionary of oxymorons.
-- Rich Shepard
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