What is a Word Processor? 




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1936 Britain announced a naval construction program of 
38 warships to get ready for WWII. 
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From: Alice Re: What are Word Processors? Dear DearWebby You probably think I am living under a rock. I have seen those terms bandied about for decades, but never had the courage to ask what they are about. So, what are they, in simple words? Alice Dear Alice Word Processors started with big, bulky, "Electric Piano" systems, that had no screen, but were able to print. Eventually screens were added and after personal computers became affordable, programs were created to take care of the typing, editing, saving and printing. Wang was the big innovator in the low budget arena, while IBM with their "Display-Write" took care of big business. Initially the program sat on a huge mainframe computer in the basement, with each typist or secretary having just a keyboard and screen. Eventuallly the programs moved to personal computers, but the produced text was still saved on the mainframe. Small business and hobbyists of course did not have access to mainframes in the basement, so they saved the text on disks. Early pioneers in PC based word processing were WordStar, which was soon replaced by WordPerfect. Both were just as capable, but Word Perfect did not have an on- screen menu. Instead it had a cardboard strip with all the commands to go where you now have the F keys. In those days, the F-keys were "on the left, where God intended them to be" as Isaac Asimov wrote then. With SHIFT, CTRL, ALT and combinations of them, you could do absolutely anything. Then in the late 80s the women's libbers revolutionized writing. Instead of getting paid according to how many pieces of correspondence they produced per day, they now demanded to get paid according to how pretty their letters were. So the now obsolete F-keys (replaced by frantic mousing around) were moved to the top of the keyboard and instead of producing text, the work moved towards typesetting. Nowadays it makes little difference which word processor you use. All of them are capable of producing the same results. The main difference is YOU. Yes, YOU! If you have learned it and are comfortable with one brand, for example Open Office, then all others feel klutzy and slow. Just stick with what you are comfortable with. By the way, if you or your mom once were a speed demon on Word Perfect. it is still available as part of Corell Office. Have FUN! DearWebby
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___________________________________________________ Bob had finally made it to the last round of the $64,000 Question. The night before the big question, he told the emcee that he desired a question on American History. The big night had arrived. Bob made his way on stage in front of the studio and TV audience. He had become the talk of the week. He was the best guest this show had ever seen. The emcee stepped up to the mic. "Bob, you have chosen American History as your final question. You know that if you correctly answer this question, you will walk away $64,000 dollars richer. Are you ready?" Bob nodded with a cocky confidence-the crowd went nuts. He hadn't missed a question all week. "Bob, your question on American History is a two-part question. As you know, you may answer either part first. As a rule, the second half of the question is always easier. Which part would you like to take a stab at first?" Bob was now becoming more noticeably nervous. He couldn't believe it, but he was drawing a blank. American History was his easiest subject, but he played it safe. "I'll try the second part first." The emcee nodded approvingly. "Here we go Bob. I will ask you the second half first, then the first half." The audience silenced with gross anticipation...... "Bob, here is your question... And in what year did it happen??" ___________________________________________________ A man goes skydiving for the first time. After listening to the instructor for what seems like days, he is ready to go. Excited, he jumps out of the plane. After a bit, he pulls the ripcord. Nothing happens. He tries again. Still nothing. He starts to panic, but remembers his back-up chute. He pulls that cord. Nothing happens. He frantically begins pulling both cords, but to no avail. Suddenly, he looks down and he can't believe his eyes. Another man is in the air with him, but this guy is going *up*! Just as the other guy passes by, the skydiver -- by this time scared out of his wits -- yells, "Hey, do you know anything about skydiving?" The other guy yells back, "No! Do you know anything about gas barbecues?" ___________________________________________________
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Today March 30 in
1533 Henry VIII divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. 

1814 The allied European nations against Napoleon marched into
Paris. 

1822 Florida became a U.S. territory. 

1842 Dr. Crawford W. Long performed the first operation while
his patient was anesthetized by ether. 

1855 About 5,000 "Border Ruffians" from western Missouri invaded
the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery
legislature. It was the first election in Kansas. 

1856 A peace treaty was signed between England and Russia.
(Treaty of Paris) 

1858 Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia patented the pencil. 

1867 The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million
dollars. 

1870 The 15th amendment, guaranteeing the right to vote
regardless of race, was passed by the U.S. Congress. 

1870 Texas was readmitted to the Union. 

1903 Revolutionary activity in the Dominican Republic brought
U.S. troops to Santo Domingo to protect American interests. 

1905 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt was chosen to mediate in
the Russo-Japanese peace talks. 

1909 The Queensboro bridge in New York opened linking Manhattan
and Queens. It was the first double decker bridge. 

1909 In Oklahoma, Seminole Indians revolted against meager pay
for government jobs. 

1916 Pancho Villa killed 172 at the Guerrero garrison in Mexico.


1936 Britain announced a naval construction program of 38
warships to get ready for WWII. 

1939 The comic book "Detective Comics #27" appeared on
newstands. This comic introduced Batman. 

1940 The Japanese set up a puppet government called Manchuko in
Nanking, China. 

1941 The German Afrika Korps under General Erwin Rommel began
its first offensive against British forces in Libya. 

1944 The U.S. fleet attacked Palau, near the Philippines. 

1945 The U.S.S.R. invaded Austria at the end of World War II. 

1946 The Allies seized 1,000 Nazis attempting to revive the Nazi
party in Frankfurt. 

1950 The invention of the phototransistor was announced. 

1950 U.S. President Truman denounced Senator Joe McCarthy as a
saboteur of U.S. foreign policy. 

1972 The British government assumed direct rule over Northern
Ireland. 

1972 The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops
crossed into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the northern
portion of South Vietnam. 

1975 As the North Vietnamese forces moved toward Saigon South
Vietnamese soldiers mob rescue jets in desperation. 

1981 U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in
Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and
Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

1982 The space shuttle Columbia completed its third and its
longest test flight after 8 days in space. 

1987 Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" was bought for $39.85
million. 

1993 In Sarajevo, two Serb militiamen were sentenced to death
for war crimes committed in Bosnia. 

1993 In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first
home run. 

1994 Serbs and Croats signed a cease-fire to end their war in
Croatia while Bosnian Muslims and Serbs continued to fight each
other. 

1998 Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW in a $570 million deal. 

2002 An unmanned U.S. spy plane crashed at sea in the Southern
Philippines. 

2002 Suspected Islamic militants set off several grenades at a
temple in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Four civilians, four
policemen and two attackers were killed and 20 people were
injured. 

2009 The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed
that the new World Trade Center building would be officially
known by its legal name of "One World Trade Center." 

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