I’ve been using a computer as a word processor for almost 30 years.
How fondly I recall those good ol’ days of Atex and MS-DOS, system crashes, and colleagues losing four or five hours work in a blink. On deadline.
And down through the decades, there have been too many moments when, while I tried to pull off some complex maneuver involving text and the mouse, a friend would start laughing, look at me with pity, and ask, “What are you doing?”
And then, do the same thing with a quick easy click or keystroke.
Which, after learning, I promptly forgot.
So here, as a public service to those, like me, who cannot remember any of the shortcuts that can make life easy, is a link to David Pogue’s excellent column in the Oct. 2, 2008, edition of the New York Times.
News you can use. Enjoy. And, if you are like me, print out a copy, laminate it, and keep it on your desk.
I know we are many. It was the most popular story on the Times website over the weekend.