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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 But the truth is that Martin works on an outdated DOS machine using '80s word processor WordStar 4.0, as he revealed during an interview on Conan.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: 2) by mcgrew on Thursday May 15 2014, @07:08PM

    by mcgrew (701) <> on Thursday May 15 2014, @07:08PM (#43884) Homepage Journal

    Logic fails you, hand in your geek card. Buying new shiny shit doesn't make you a nerd any more than liking Star Wars does. Nerds figure out how to make shit for you nerd wannabes to spend your money on it, or buy it to hack or tinker with.

    And how do you know the guy considers himself a geek?

    Oh, wait, you're AC, you have no geek cred at all.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 16 2014, @12:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 16 2014, @12:14AM (#44036)

    Wow, you're really taking this to heart.