We Need an 8" Surface!

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  1. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Got a 5.7" Nexus 6p and that's all the android device I want in my pocket. Since the SB is not that portable, an 8" Windows 10 device readily takes it's place while l'm out and about. 10" isn't that portable IMHO. Still holding my breath for the next iteration of the HP8EN without a bezel from either HP, Samsung or MS.

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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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  3. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    There's not a computer fast enough for WP in any emulator mode...:p

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    For those of you too young to know - WP is "WordPerfect", which in its time was the preeminent word processing software on the planet (Reagan administration), until Microsoft stole the name "Word", and the rest is history...
     
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  4. mgerbasio

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    Funny, when I read "WP" I thought WordPerfect but thought, nah, who would remember that. Used that and Multimate along with Lotus 123. Cool stuff back then.
     
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    If you thought that was cool, you should have tried Wordstar...:confused:
     
  6. negative1

    negative1 Retro Surface fan

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    i used the 3.0 MS DOS version all the time, never got to 2000. codes;
    Open Document file D
    Rename file E (^ KE)
    File directory on/off F (^ KF)
    Set help level H (^ JH)
    Changed logged disk L (^ KL)
    Run mailmerge (optional) M
    Open non-document N
    Copy file O (^ KO)
    Print file P (^ KP)
    Run program R
    Run SpellStar (optional) S
    Exit to operating system X
    Delete file Y (^ KJ)


    apparently George Martin (Game of thrones author) still uses 4.0 to this day.
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    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Did you have to look up those commands, or were they deeply ingrained?

    Twitter is to communications as haiku is to literature.
     
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    If you ever used Wordstar they become a part of your DNA, like the Neanderthal strain we carry deep in the sequence - hidden but still doing their subversive part.
     
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    negative1 Retro Surface fan

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    i knew most of the major ones, but i did have to look up some of them.

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    at home I'm still using WordPerfect and QuattroPro. QuattroPro let's me run my old Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet I've been using since the 1980's. All the macros are in slash commands that I'll take to my grave.
     
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