Wednesday, 14 May 2014

George R.R. Martin Still Uses DOS Machine As A Word Processor



George R.R. Martin (author of "Game of Thrones") is an impressive man. Not only can he kill off characters like it’s NBD, and magically make you care for characters who have been historically evil, but he writes millions of words about an imaginary land without any help from the Internet, spell check, or autocorrect.

The Song Of Ice And Fire author, and creator behind HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, writes everything for the series on a DOS machine using WordStar 4.0 as a word processor.
That’s not to say he never uses the Internet. He’s actually quite active on Twitter, though not quite as funny as his parody account.

But when it comes to writing, Martin hates spellchecks and autocorrects.
“I don’t want a capital. If I’d wanted a capital, I would have typed a capital,” said Martin on Conan. “I know how to work the shift key.”
He also hates spell check, according to the interview, which makes perfect sense given all the words and names that he’s making up as he goes.
“I don’t want any help,” he said.
At least, he doesn’t have to worry about viruses or hackers messing with his work.

-TechCrunch

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