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Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: WordStar: A Writer’s Word Processor

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/07/24

20+ years old and still relevant: [WayBack] Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: WordStar: A Writer’s Word Processor.

Besides doing a very quick and thorough introduction in the what and how of the WordStar keyboard shortcuts, he also explains a lot about the why.

Recommended reading, especially because of a user-experience perspective.

Markdown, Atom and Visual Studio code are not that different from WordStar.



2 Responses to “Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: WordStar: A Writer’s Word Processor”

  1. David Blue said

    What a gift! Thank you so much for exposing me to this… I have found myself really getting into software history (especially word processors) in the past few years, but somehow I never encountered this in my research. It makes me wonder: would you happen to know of any blogs/publications/folks generally who discuss old word processors with any regularity? (I’m starting to think I should just take the time to make an aggregation page specifically for the topic, myself.)

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