word processor history

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Fri Jul 8 15:59:23 CDT 2016

On Fri, 8 Jul 2016, Sean Conner wrote:
> That's it.  I was even able to edit files that exceeded the RAM of the
> machine (I didn't do it often since it was sluggish but it could handle it).

Many early word processing programs were limited to RAM.  It was common 
practice to use a separate file per chapter, sometimes splitting aq 
chapter into two files.

But, a few programs did page in from disk.

'Course with disk(s) of 100K - 250K, you still might need more than one 
disk for a book.

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