word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)

Swift Griggs swiftgriggs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 11:20:27 CDT 2016

On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Liam Proven wrote:
> WordStar commands for that operation would be:
> Mark beginning of block: ^K B
> Mark end of block: ^K K
> (WordStar did not allow block selection with the cursor keys.)

AFAIK, original Wordstar didn't, but the Borland IDE and Joe does. Just 
hold down ctrl and start hitting cursor keys to cover the text you need to 
select. Badabing. You've got yourself a selection. 


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