On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 23:27:31 -0400, John H Meyers <jhmeyers@xxxxxxx> wrote:
Though I compose nothing but plain text myself,
uncreative, dull and non-artistic soul that I am,
Shakespeare had naught but a pen. None would accuse him of being dull and
"typewriter culture"; I suppose there are still authors
who feel that anyone using a word processor has lost the skill
of composing properly before typing, or perhaps that
Heck, I spend my days on MS Word (not because I like it, but because it's
my company's standard). My co-workers know when I am working on a
training manual (I R the trainer). The cries of "Word sucks!" echo about
the work area. Pictures, frames, text boxes, comments, I can do all that
anyone not still using a pen or pencil has long lost touch
with the original craft of the true connoisseur and master of words
The Semware Editor on my Dell is but a (total cost) $1000.00 pen. KEdit
on my Linux box is but a $0.98 pen (the computer was rescued from the
boneyard, but the CDs I burned the Slackware ISOs on cost a couple of
Quill pen, fountain pen, ballpoint pen, text editor--they all put black
squiggles on a white background.
What else can I say?
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