word processor history -- interesting article (Evan Koblentz)
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Fri Jul 8 14:33:01 CDT 2016
On 2016-07-08 4:28 PM, John Willis wrote:
>> There are or were lots of odd editors for the PC. IBM E was one --
>> apparently it's quite like some mainframe tool. Came with PC-DOS and
>> was... strange.
> I liked EPM under OS/2, and had to get acquainted with TEDIT for disaster
> recovery of same. I believe "E" under OS/2 was just a stripped-down GUI
> editor akin to MS Notepad.
EPM was another derivative of the DOS editor PE. PE was one of several
very nice DOS programs written by IBMers in their spare time, many of
these where shared internally and PE was one of them that later became
an official product.
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