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The text editor as a uniform man/machine interface : a proposal for a standard editor

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Authors
Cox, Lyle Ashton
Subjects
Text Editor
Software Engineering
Computer Networks
Advisors
Date of Issue
1980-02
Date
1980-02
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
There is a substantial group of professionals, scientists, engineers, and managers who are justifiably reluctant to use computer networks such as the ARPANET. This phenomenon continues despite the fact that they recognize some of the benefits of computational assistance, that they have had experience using computer systems, and that they have access to such a network. Their reluctance usually stems from the feeling that the very machines and systems is not justified by the occasional or intermittent nature of their computational problems. In learning to use a new system, a large part of the familiarization effort is spent in trying to learn to use a new text editing program. If such a utility program were standardized and made available on all of the machines on the network, a large obstacle to the efficient use of such systems might be removed. The design of such a system, a Standard Line EDitor called SLED is proposed here. (Author)
Type
Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-52-80-001
Sponsors
supported in part by the Foundation Research Program of the Naval Postgraduate School
Funder
funds provided by the Chief of Naval Research
Format
23 p. ; 28 cm.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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