By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

September 2, 2019

The advent of word processing software has brought about major changes in thinking and writing processes.

When I was a college student, there were only typewriters and making corrections was almost impossible. You could use correction fluid to white out a mistake and then reinsert the paper to retype a few words, but you couldn’t move entire paragraphs or sections like you can using the software of today.

This meant that you had to be very certain of what you wanted to type before you actually typed it out. Nowadays, you can think in bursts of words or phrases and move them around later. You no longer need the caution or surefootedness in thinking of yesteryear.

ワープロと考え方

ワープロソフトの登場が大きな考え方と書き方の変化を招いた。

大学生の頃、タイプライターしかなかった。誤って打てば、修正液で間違った部分を隠し、紙を入れなおして上書きするのしかなかった。数文字か一単語をそのように修正ができても、今のように段落やセクションを切り取り、張り付けできなかった。

何かを書くには、その条件があったため、タイプする前にはっきり決める必要があった。つまり、文章や段落の最初から最後まで頭で整理することは必須だった。今は短い単位で考えてタイプしても、後で動かせることは可能なので昔ほどの考え方の注意と正確さなしでも文章を作れる。考えはバラバラでも修正が効く。

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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