word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 11:55:55 CDT 2016

On 8 July 2016 at 18:20, Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

That I did not know. Interesting.

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