The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67222   Message #1127065
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
01-Mar-04 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Subject: RE: Tech: Alternatives to Office and Word
Villan, I am a pianist (at least I was when I was playing all of the time). Typing came easily and the carriage return wasn't a strain. But those old manual typewriters, before the electric, they were good exercise. My kids finally broke my old Olivetti portable typewriter I was given when I graduated from high school. I got through my undergraduate years with that. When I went back to college for my MA in the mid 1990's I had been a freelance writer for many years and was well-adapted to the technology--but it struck me just the same--I could write my college papers on a computer! What a gift, if you've ever had to measure the page and know when to stop in order to put in footnotes.