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Has anyone just defined it?  If not, on typewriters one had to press the
"return" key at the end of every line so that the moving "carriage" of
type would move back to the left.

On computers it is automatic and continuous.
Nancy

>>> "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]> 08/08/07 6:31 PM >>>
David Boyd wrote:
> 
> In a message dated 08/08/2007 00:29:53 GMT Daylight Time,
[log in to unmask] writes:
>      Rick:
>      What the heck is carriage return???
>      G
>      =
> Aristocratic homecoming ?
> or, likelier but nerdier:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carriage_return

Or, for you Gunnar: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wagenr%C3%BCcklauf