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Re: 3 questions... 2 about newlines, and one on how to be NICE

by dimar (Curate)
on Jan 10, 2005 at 23:33 UTC ( #421134=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to 3 questions... 2 about newlines, and one on how to be NICE

... a long long time ago (You guys guess my age) a newline \n was considered a LineFeed (0x0A). Then Selectric typewriters ...

Hey, you just contributed some interesting stuff to add to my "neato facts" files! I never really stopped to think where those terms actually came from. ... Nice post. Just one small question ... just what exactly is this "typewriter" thing you speak of?

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Re^2: 3 questions... 2 about newlines, and one on how to be NICE
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jan 10, 2005 at 23:47 UTC
    just what exactly is this "typewriter" thing you speak of?

    A complete misnomer used to name an obsolete piece of mechanical and latterly electro-mechanical equipement specifically designed to make writing slower and harder than it need be.

    The misnomer? The damn things never "righted" anything I ever typed on one!


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