[FoRK] A thought on Design and Quality

Stephen D. Williams sdw at lig.net
Wed Oct 7 18:56:42 PDT 2009


> --- On Wed, 10/7/09, Bill Kearney <wkearney99 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Feel free to crawl backward any time you
>> like.   There's probably an
>> emulator out there that'll assist the reminiscence.
>>
>
> I have a CP/M emulator that still works under Windows if he's interested.
> I've also got copies of SuperCalc and WordStar and Modem7 to run in it.
> :-)
>
> As an aside, it's mindblowing how fast an 8-bit version of WordStar is on
> a 2.6GHz system, even in an emulator. A global search/replace in a large
> document happens about as fast as it takes to push the Enter key. (Of
> course I tried it out! What old techie worth their suspenders and pocket
> protector could resist? Inquiring minds ... You know?)

I'm sure I could find one, but which are you using?  I am interested, at
least in the long term.  And I need to start reading a whole lot of
floppies soon since they are all long past the 20 year likely-to-be-good
limit.  If only to know that I can throw them away without regret.

sdw
>
>  ...ken...
>
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