Friday, August 03, 2012

Is Geraldine Way Down the Block?

Found this while browsing Jersey City real estate ads last night.

I knew Flip Wilson was born in JC, but I did know he'd been one of 18 kids, and I hadn't put together that Geraldine invented WYSIWYG.

"What you see is what you get!"


Ed Ward said...

Err, maybe or maybe not. The Dramatics recorded a song with that title in 1971, and it may be just one of those things that was floating around in black popular culture at that time.

Marie Javins said...

Ah. Here, in a book on the history of Xerox PARC:

And a second book of history of modern engineers:

So yeah, it's legit.