The Internet & our hobby

geneb geneb at
Fri Oct 23 16:30:01 CDT 2015

On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, Fred Cisin wrote:

>>>> started early.  'course in our day, we were much more
>>>> polite in how we flamed
>>> Emacs?  You _MUST_ be kidding.
> On Fri, 23 Oct 2015, geneb wrote:
>> WordStar.  Non-document mode.
> Did you really think that that was better than Electric Pencil?
I'm going to say "yes", simply because not having ever even seen it makes 
it worse than WordStar. :)

> My very first inspiration for writing XenoCopy was ads for Michael Shrayer's 
> program to convert files from Electric Pencil disks to CP/M disks.  I never 
> saw or used it, but the idea that files COULD BE converted between 
> incompatible disk formats, . . .
> Until August 1981, my development efforts were on TRS80.
It would be really cool if you were to upload XenoCopy to the IA with a 
description of how it came to be, the development process and its history. 
I suspect it would be a fascinating read.


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