In keeping with my former posting about the superiority of WordPerfect over MSWord aka Freaking Word, here's another thing you need to be hepped to.
Searching whatever on Ask.com will takes waayyy less time and energy than searching on Google takes.
I'll tell you why: Say you search for 'Full Service Bohemian' on Google. You hit the little magnifying glass icon, and boom!, there's 'Full Service Bohemian' at the top of the list. Then you click on my blog, and up it comes. Fine and OK, and all that. Then, say, you search for 'Full Service Bohemian' on Ask.com, hitting the magnifying glass icon, etc. 'Full Service Bohemian' is there at the top of the list. Click on it, and it opens IN ANOTHER WINDOW, while keeping open the window you began the search from. SO, unlike Google, you don't have to keep hitting the back arrow and starting all over again, if you want to search for something else. That first window stays open, so you can keep searching to your heart's content, and still keep those other windows open. It will save you an ENORMOUS amount of time. Ask.com is better than Google. But like the examples in my other post, Google's marketing budget probably equals the GNP of Canada. Don't be a sap. Search using Ask.com
The theme is very similar to 'My Brave Face' which came out 5 years later. Plus 'My Brave Face' sounds a lot like 'Man for All Seasons.' I wouldn't put it past Elvis Costello to steal.* *Yeah, yeah, I know, Paul McCartney sang it, but Mr. McManus wrote it.
I've been fighting this battle forever. WordPerfect, which from now on we'll call WP, is sooo easy to use, so intuitive, and has some bo useful features that MSWord, which from now on we will refer to as FreakingWord, lacks. Here's just a minor example: This is what you see when you open WP:
It's nice and clean and easy on the eyes, no? And here's FreakingWord, which was on my computer when I bought it. (They must have to include it with new computers because no one with a brain in their head would buy it otherwise.)
Within 15 minutes of my using it, the overly busy-ness of it gives me a headache. Another example: If I want to check line spacing on WP, it takes two clicks. TWO. If I want to check line spacing on FreakingWord? It takes THREE Another, super-important example: Something formatting in a weird way? On WP, you can click on 'View' and in the drop-down menu 'Reveal Codes,' and then you can see what's what, and then fix it. Something formatting in a weird way on FreakingWord? Too bad. You're out of luck. Start over or start madly hitting icons. Surely you have the time, right? And what about compatibility? We'll, the version of WP I use I bought when this guy was president.
That was years before the computer I'm typing on was even a glimmer on Mr. ThinkPad's eye. Had I bought FreakingWord then, I wouldn't be able to use it on this machine. No how, no way. Peeps, know this: The product with the largest marketing budget is almost never the best product in its category. For example, I used to work for an architect, and his office used something called 'DesignCAD.' My boss, Mr. Architect, was into computers as early as the 1960s, and he knew what was what. Then came AutoCad, which was the architectural/design industry's version of FreakingWord, i.e. they had a massive ad budget. That was their main selling point. Today, you can buy Mr. Architect-approved DesignCAD, which will do everything you need it to do, for the FULL price of $99. OR You can buy heavily-advertised AutoCAD for either $210 a month OR $1600+ per year, on a subscription basis. I can cite many more examples, but my time is valuable. Part of the reason I'm still using WP.