Author of 24 bestselling novels including The Oppenheimer Alternative and FlashForward
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Is (was) Wordstar really good? I keep hearing that many professional writers used it but I never got the chance to try it myself.
I’ve heard of Wordstar before but I’ve never tried it myself. (I’m from the Wordperfect 5.1 generation I guess. Which is actually still the favorite editor of a friend of mine). But I know that Joe editor uses similar key sequences so at least it was inspiring in that sense as well.
A few good features of Wordstar seemed to be, file locking, spell checker and very small memory footprint.