Word processors

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the importance or relative unimportance of word processors. I learned how to process words with a pencil. Nowadays word processing has come to mean more than writing, but is it? How many of today’s word processors are more about formatting text than actual aids to written dialogue. In this day of blogs and wikis are elegant word processors really necessary. How important are open formats and standards to the overall process of information sharing and do students need to learn one software package to the exclusion of others? How do different word processors compare with each other. Read more here.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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1 Response to Word processors

  1. Hi Don,

    I have a word processing scope and sequence that we could test against word processors – including my fav…Google Docs – and see if kids could just learn these and not an app:

    http://btcactus.edublogs.org/2007/07/02/word-processing-scope-and-sequence/

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