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  • by ignatzmous (2691) on 2002.01.12 6:13 (#3055)
    I think one reason that I had no problems with markup languages when they showed up is that I spent years as a medical typist using WordPerfect and its fabulous Reveal Codes feature. I was so used to opening and closing tags and the logic of code interspersed with text that various *ML things were no problem later.

    WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS was the best WP ever.
    • Completely! In 1995, the way I explained hypetext to people is: it's like help windows you get in MSWindows, with the clicking on underlined things. And the way I explained HTML is that it's like WordPerfect reveal codes. Everyone who'd worked with WordPerfect immediately got it -- and that was a whole lot of people then, before MS flooded the market with MSWord. But I know lots of people who still use WP5.1 for DOS.