As secretary-turned-copywriter Peggy Olson can tell you, there's nothing worse than misspelling "Terre Haute, Indiana" on a typewriter and having to correct it at the end of the day when you'd rather be going out for a drink. Microsoft Word would have given Peggy the ability to spell-check her letters and to more easily make changes without retyping whole paragraphs at a time. As much as we take word processors for granted today, we should remember that in the not-too-distant past, things were much more difficult.
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