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IBM 026 and 029, Spring 1968 plus 1.
Coursewriter III on a 360-50 at the University of Texas, Fall 1968 plus 1, followed by Cooursewriter II on an IBM 1500 system (1800 processor with special hardware for CAI stuff), Summer 1970. IBM 029 with CDC character set, Fall 1970.
Coursewriter III on a 370-165 (or maybe 168) at Ohio State, Fall 1973 (return to school) - Summer 1975 (graduation). TSO EDIT occasionally. IBM 029 and 129.
Two years of desk checking code (PL-1, buttembler F) by hand, without access to a computer (Yale).
The very first text editor 3658
E is a special case, truly sui generis. WAITS, the SAIL OS, is a *VERY* heavily modified 4-series monitor. One of the modifications is...
Wylbur and TSO EDIT, University of Chicago, Fall 1977. Tops-20 EDIT (roughly Tops-10 SOS), Spring 1978. TECO, Fall 1978. TV, Fall 1978. EMACS, Fall 1978. Multics Emacs, Summer-Fall 1983? (Whenever EDUNET started at EDUCOM)
CMS XEDIT, University of Illinois at Chicago, Fall 1983.
Gosling Emacs, Stanford, c. 1987. GNU, Stanford, 1988.
vi, Summer 1989. (For a number of years I knew just enough vi to edit the GNU Emacs makefiles to get that installed.)
EMACS is where my productivity as a programmer and as a writer blossomed.
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