Harper & Row NY, 1983, 117 pages.
Condition: Very Good overall, some edgewear & rubbing to covers, pages clean and binding sound. 5.5x8 softcover, green with white titles.
Categories: 1980's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General Histories and References, Hardware, Home Computers, Personal Computers, Human-Computer Interaction, Microcomputers, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionPersonal Baggage, Entering the Future, A Shopping Trip, Four Hang-ups, It Arrives, Eyestrain, Privacy, The Day It Happened, Some Precautions, More Troubles, Disks, The Keyboard, Pagination, Printing, Progress Report, The Act of Writing One Man's Method The Act of Writing,- Other Methods, The Final Step.
'In this helpful & entertaining book the author of the classic, On Writing Well, explains that he has always had a love of paper and a fear of mechanical objects. He describes how he confronted his hang-ups, got a word processor, taught himself to use it and gradually overcame his sense of inferiority to the machine. He explains how the word processor - by enabling him to revise his work instantly on a screen - has changed his lifelong methods of writing, rewriting and editing... It explains how the word processor will save time and money in an office or a corporation and predicts that it will soon be our primary writing tool...' (from the rear cover).