Arstechnica has published the article WordStar: A writer’s word processor which talks about the iconic word processor released in 1979 for CP/M and later on for DOS and Windows.
The author tries to show why the text based editor is still the tool of choice for many writers, like George R. R. Martin, that wrote A Song of Ice and Fire using the DOS-based version of WordStar. For many, the distraction free environment is the main reason, but the author also highlights the interesting CTRL+<key> interface that, according to him, boosts his productivity.
It is interesting to see that the idea has brought to life many modern distraction-free editors like iA Writer, OmmWriter Dāna and others.
If you want to remember what is to type using Wordstart, check the article!
Link: Ars Technica