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Linuxtoday.com.au: Wanted: Console Word Processing

Jul 07, 2000, 09:24 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Bennett)

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"I admit this might seem cranky, but I'd really like to see someone develop a classic text-based word processor that will run in console mode. While editors like vi are more than adequate for editing code, they're somewhat clumsy tools for those of us who earn a living from writing."

"On the other hand, while there are some goodish writing tools, Abiword and WordPerfect 8 spring to mind, which run in various X windows managers, I sometimes feel that powerful graphical user interfaces are wasted on word processors."

"To my mind the golden age of personal computer word processing was almost twenty years ago. In those days we didn't have mice - which bad news for professionally trained typists as it slows down typing speeds and causes RSI. Most of us didn't even have colour monitors. We had to live with monochrome, often green CRT displays or laptop computers with reddish text. We weren't burdened with making decisions about fonts, or page layout."

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