[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Multi HANDLEEVENTS (was White Dot on Refresh problem)

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From: tedd <tedd@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 09:37:52 -0400
>tedd wrote:
>> Take for example, printing. The old way we used to print was to send stuff
>> to the printer. During that time the computer was tied up printing -- and
>> the user just sat waiting for the printing to end. However now, we don't do
>> that. Instead we send stuff to the printer on a piece meal basis --
>> stopping every once in a while to "look around" to see if the user wants to
>> do something else -- like to cancel printing or to use another program.
>Unfortunately, the way things are now, I can print a page from
>communicator (I mean by that I can select "Print" from the file menu,
>then go to 3 other pages, check my mail, and reply to my aunt Margaret
>before the damn thing gets around to actually printing something. By the
>time it does, my letter to aunt Margaret is getting sent to the printer.
>In this case, I'll take the good ole "lock my computer up until I'm
>done" model.


You just need a faster computer. :-)


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