The advantages of using ed (was: WordStar Professional For sale)

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Mon Dec 2 20:37:00 2002

Quothe Tony Duell, from writings of Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 11:34:21PM +0000:
> Can I use a hand card punch (with a key for each row) or one of those
> little paper tape editing blocks, please. The latter together with a
> splicing jig [1] and splicing tapes, of course.

That sounds like fun, and. it's quite practical as well for very
dependable long-term storage. :-)

> [1] If you don't have one of these, it's wort remembering that paper tape

Alas, I've not collected one of these yet.

> Well, tape and card punches aren't always free, but equally they don't
> come with unreasonable licensing agreements :-)

Which makes them far more useful than rubbish like Micro$oft Word or
Word Imperfect. :-)

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