I got up early, and went to the basement. The temperature was in the 50's. I went for a jog.
The professor had said, "Bring your portfolio to class. Use material from your computer that you had written".
I went back to the basement and turned on the computer.
I punched the power button to the screen. A green diode lit. I pushed the power button to the computer. A yellow diode flickered. The black screen displayed Microsoft DOS messages from 1988.
Each of the directory names appeared on the screen, in the order they were created one at a time.
DOS shell appeared. The screen was split.
1. Half the screen was the directories on C:. These were the same ones that showed when the computer booted.
2. The bottom half of the screen showed a listing with the Alphaworks program. Wordperfect had been deleted. No icons appeared. Windows 3.1 had been deleted.
I highlighted the Alphaworks program command. The menu bar showed: Database Word Spreadsheet Comm Help Dos Exit
I selected Word for Word Processor.
I was ready to begin my portfolio for the last day of class. The computer was my companion, and displayed prompts.
I selected F1 key and reviewed the directories. I choose Travel.
The Alphaworks integrated
software program was the reason I decided to write a book and tried to publish.
I had used the TI-99 computer before, to run for County concessioner in the
80's, and used these Basic computer models for material. I also attended
"Dad, put this in the computer, please," He would say. I would copy the program from a booklet and RUN the program. We would use the arrow keys to move the cursor on the graphics display.
I got a copyright on "Fun With Computers" from the Library of Congress in 1995.
I began to use the internet in 1996. Then I decided to go
I am collecting my essays from the Travel and will produce a work.