word processor history -- interesting article

Eric Christopherson echristopherson at gmail.com
Wed Jul 6 10:03:28 CDT 2016

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 8:15 AM, Mike Whalen <mikew at thecomputervalet.com>

> This was fascinating. Thanks for posting.
> On Tuesday, July 5, 2016, Evan Koblentz <cctalk at snarc.net> wrote:
> > All about some of the earliest people to write books using word
> processors.
> >
> >
> >
> http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/06/how-to-write-a-history-of-writing-software/489173/?platform=hootsuite
> >

Note: I was a little taken aback by the phrase "suspended encryption" in
that article. Luckily, I was able to search the actual book on Amazon, and
the term the author uses is "suspended _inscription_". That makes a whole
lot more sense.

(I'm still grumbling about "character strokes" though.)

        Eric Christopherson

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