Wordstar (was [rescue] FrameMaker_

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed Mar 24 15:50:56 CST 2004

> From: Kevin Loch <kloch at gurunet.net>
> Date: 2004/03/24 Wed PM 07:22:27 GMT
> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: Wordstar (was [rescue] FrameMaker_

> The hjkl navigation keys are so hardwired I find my self
> attempting to use them in gui editors/text entry fields often.

Heh - I learned the "hjkl" navigation from the BSD game 'robots' in the
mid-eighties, while learning 'vi'...

I still have an *IRRATIONAL* fear of holding the shift down while pressing the
backspace key, because on TRS-80s, that erased to the beginning of the line. A
lesson you only need to exp. once to remember!

> It is convenient to be able to move the cursor without having
> to take a hand off the keyboard to grab a mouse.

I loved the Dvorak column from a long time ago that made fun of the
"intuitive" point-click interface, talking about a "lost tribe" that moved a
large box around to describe things, and they would point and click to get
things done...

lionel 4287 at verizon net

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