Monday, December 26, 2011
Life After Liquid Paper
If you are as old as I am, you were a young adult when personal computers became available to consumers, and that gunky white correction fluid with its little paintbrush went away forever. "The Muses of Insert, Delete, and Execute," on the front page of the New York Times Arts section this morning, is an interview with Professor Matthew G. Kirshenbaum of the University of Maryland, who recently gave a lecture at the New York Public Library called "Stephen King's Wang," on the history of writing in the digital age. (Anyone remember Wang computers?) Check out this interview for an amusing look back at the history of word processing and some of those early machines.