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posted by Woods on Thursday May 15 2014, @02:02PM   Printer-friendly
from the they-never-make-them-like-they-used-to dept.

Ryan Reed reports that when most Game of Thrones fans imagine George R.R. Martin writing his epic fantasy novels, they probably picture the author working on a futuristic desktop (or possibly carving his words onto massive stones like the Ten Commandments). But the truth is that Martin works on an outdated DOS machine using '80s word processor WordStar 4.0, as he revealed during an interview on Conan. 'I actually like it,' says Martin. 'It does everything I want a word processing program to do, and it doesn't do anything else. I don't want any help. I hate some of these modern systems where you type a lower case letter and it becomes a capital letter. I don't want a capital. If I wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital. I know how to work the shift key.' 'I actually have two computers,' Martin continued. 'I have a computer I browse the Internet with and I get my email on, and I do my taxes on. And then I have my writing computer, which is a DOS machine, not connected to the Internet.'

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  • (Score: 1) by shadowknot on Thursday May 15 2014, @03:05PM

    by shadowknot (1551) on Thursday May 15 2014, @03:05PM (#43767)

    I have it on good authority that the entire cast of Duck Dynasty are Unix guys, the old, weird, skinny one is an HP-UX guy.

  • (Score: 1) by gishzida on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:02PM

    by gishzida (2870) on Thursday May 15 2014, @08:02PM (#43931) Journal

    Some how I think you must be confusing *nix with Dixie... You know... not Red Hat Linux -- Red Neck Dixie... There's a lot of that down here...