[Sca-cooks] OT Geeky Word stuff Re: Sugar production

lilinah@earthlink.net lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 3 17:41:40 PDT 2006

>On Aug 3, 2006, at 3:33 AM, ranvaig at columbus.rr.com wrote:
>  > Do you use Macintosh?  There used to be free viewers for Mac, but I
>  > guess they dropped them.  Textedit will open .doc files, but may
>  > loose some formatting. There are a couple of free programs that will
>  > open Word documents.  http://www.neooffice.org/ seems to be
>  > recommended the most, but I havent tried it.
>NeoOffice works surprisingly well.  I've been able to read both Word
>and Excel files with no problems.
>- Doc (who is joyful at having a computer with no Micro$oft software
>on it)

Aargh! No NeoOffice for me...
I'm still using Mac OS 9. (cuz i really like using Kaleidoscope :-)
And i have a dial-up connection.
And i don't own a cell phone.
And i don't own a digital camera.
And i only get network TV.
And i don't own a DVD player.

Sigh. I'm such a Luddite...
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita

-- Who took a class in the programming language Snobol in the late 
60s or very early 70s.
-- Who worked on weird time-share terminals before most offices owned 
their own in the very early 80s.
-- And then was on a large Unix system, as part of an experimental 
group - the experiment was networked computing - the computer 
students couldn't understand how they could log onto the system, and 
not access their files - but it could happen, because they could log 
on to any computer that was up, but their files could be on another 
computer that was down for maintenance... gee, makes me think of 
-- And who got a Mac at her workplace in 1984 a little before they 
were out, and which was then hooked into the Unix network, so i could 
both network and work off the personal computer.
-- And who at one time was simultaneously working on computers 
running Unix, DOS, Apple II, and Mac (not on the same computer :-)
-- And who worked for a while testing in systems and writing manuals 
(got an mostly empty board, and a pile of chips and a pile of cables 
and had to assemble, install, and test...)
-- And who worked in a small business in the later 80s running a 
small network and who was in charge of doing hardware updates (like 
installing new chips in the computer and in the tape drives... 
remember tape drives?)
-- And who's now called a Luddite by her daughter ?

BUT, who intends to have a higher speed connection and a cell phone 
by the end of the year...

Slowly moving into the 1990s...

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