On 7 March 2017 at 08:29, Ken Killian <kkillian@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Although, I must admit most "fossil-punch-card" types have a tremendous hard time grasping the concept of shortcut keys, and cutting & pasting with shortcuts.

My friend I have a funny story just for you.

I came to the platform in 1978. We used a 3741 keypunch machine to
enter and edit RPG code. Keypunch machines had these things called
'programs' which really were formatting instructions. Long story
short, I used the tab key to navigate from Factor 1 to Operation to
Factor 2 to Result. The keypunch program even automatically put a C
in column 6 for me. Imagine my surprised disappointment when we moved
to a S/38 and SEU. That's right: SEU is dumber than a keypunch
machine. And from that day, I looked for an alternative to SEU, which
is how I came to Brief and then Code/400.

Which are both much, much better than a keypunch machine :-) But the
point is this: without experiencing something different to SEU, I'd
probably be using SEU even now. It was the lowly keypunch machine
that brought me to RDi.

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