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A confession today from Lance Ulanoff of PC Magazine, including this revelation:
"Windows 3.1 is a lovely,
lightweight operating system, with a simple interface. PIF files reign
supreme, and the Control Panel features a manageable 16 items. The
256-color operating system happily coexists with my 5.25- and 3.5-inch
floppy disks and, more importantly, with my all-time favorite word
processor, XyWrite III. The command-line software takes the old 80/20
usage rule and flips it on its head: I use 100 percent of XyWrite's
features 100 percent of the time. Nothing compares."
... and ...
"Lately, I've found that none of
the other PCs in the office have 3.5-inch floppy disk drives, let alone
slots for 5.25-inch disks. This makes it somewhat difficult to process
my files, but I've found a solution: I compose my columns, reviews, and
the like on Xywrite III and print them out on my Epson MX-80 dot matrix
printer. Then I hand the printout to the nearest intern and ask him or
her to type it into their PC and move the file along on the network.
I've even been known to skip the PC entirely and have someone
I think we could devise a much better solution for Lance than this!