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Roughly a week into working on a big writing project in Word 5 on System 7.

It’s definitely not perfect, but all of the landmines I’ve stepped on so far were the same ones I remember from being a kid on our family Performa.

The Classic Mac is very welcoming in its way. Even MacOS 8/9 still retains it but not to the same degree.

I don’t know if it’s the familiarity of the environment from growing up in a Mac household, or the scaled back simplicity of the writing tools (compared to O365 and Emacs and whatever else I’ve been writing in), but I find myself really enjoying working this way.

I’ve got WordPerfect, MacWrite Pro, and Nisus Writer here as well, but they haven’t tempted me away from Word 5.1 yet.

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