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In Defense of Word Perfect

by Carolyn Elefant on November 29, 2004 · 0 comments

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Dennis Kennedy is apparently a Word 2003 fan who doesn’t get the Word Perfect phenomenon.   Perhaps this clever defense of Word Perfect, "Show Me the Codes" by New York solo attorney David Leffler will give Dennis some insight into why those of us loyal WP groupies resist crossing over to the other side:

Show Me The Codes
(sung to the tune of "Send in the Clowns")
by David Leffler
(with apologies to Stephen Sondheim)

Isn’t it strange, I can’t reveal
Coding in documents, what is the deal?
Show me the codes!

Isn’t it odd, I don’t approve
No longer "Perfect", just "Word" – and I can’t move.
Oh where are the codes – show me the codes!

Just when I stopped questioning which
Finally finding the one that I wanted – was ditched
Upgrading my version again with my usual flair
Sure of my macros – no software was there

Don’t you love a farce; my fault I fear
I thought that everyone wanted what I wanted – sorry my dear
Oh where are the codes – show me the codes
I sure need a beer!

Isn’t it rich, isn’t it queer
Losing my word "app" this late in my career
Oh where are the codes – show me the codes
Unseen is unclear!

Lefflerlaw@aol.com
David Leffler

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