Date: Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:29:52 -0500

From: "Dennis R. Preston" preston[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PILOT.MSU.EDU

Subject: PopChar

I am sorry to bother my learned colleagues with such a simple, mechanical

request, but I am in need of a simple solution.

At home, In have recently becomea a 'Power Mac' user (I know, at my age!).

In my old pre-PowerMac days, I had a nifty little program called 'PopChar'

which displayed the entire character set of a font (and even let you select

one from a on-screen utility while reminding you of the keystroke). The

trash known as 'KeyCaps' is, of course, completely useless for this purpose

(possibly the clumsiest thing ever written for what it should do).

Alas, my beloved PopChar (which was even shareware!) will not run on this

new damned PowerMac (Power my ass!).

Does anyone know of a PowerMac-friendly utility which will let me see an

entire character set at once (and, if optimal, drop in characters at will

and remind me of the keystroke)?


phnetiucs Thomas Goetz in this week's Village Voice has a bit at the end of

his "Press Clips" column speculating on the term "glass ceiling."

"In this week's report on women's earnings, Barron's Gene Epstein traces the

term 'glass ceiling' to a March 1996 coinage in it sister publication, The

Wall Street Journal. But a random walk down Nexis shows U.P.I. used it in May

1985 and quoted the term in March 1984--two full years before the Journal."

I somehow think this term is much older. Barry? Anyone?

Grant Barrett


Dennis R. Preston

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Michigan State University

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