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Title    Game of Thrones Author Writes on a DOS System
Date    Thursday May 15 2014, @02:02PM
Author    Woods
Topic   
from the they-never-make-them-like-they-used-to dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=14/05/15/1325255

Papas Fritas writes:

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 But the truth is that Martin works on an outdated DOS machine using '80s word processor WordStar 4.0, as he revealed during an interview on Conan.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.'

Links

  1. "Papas Fritas" - http://poncacityweloveyou.com/
  2. "Martin works on an outdated DOS machine using '80s word processor WordStar 4.0" - http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/videos/george-r-r-martin-tells-conan-his-secret-weapon-a-dos-computer-20140514#ixzz31hvzR3eG
  3. "'I actually have two computers" - http://www.salon.com/2014/05/14/george_r_r_martin_tells_conan_why_he_writes_on_a_dos_word_processor/

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