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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2006 vol. 28)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 32-47
T.J. Bergin , American Univ., Washington, DC
Since Electric Pencil first debuted in 1976, more than 400 other word processing packages have emerged, most fading into oblivion. This article recounts the history of microcomputer word processing software - focuses on three of the earliest word processing software packages, Electric Pencil, EasyWriter, and WordStar, which was the mid-1980s leader in the CP/M, PC-DOS, and MS-DOS operating system environments
word processing, history, software packages,MS-DOS operating system environment, word processing software origin, personal computer, microcomputer word processing software package history, Electric Pencil, EasyWriter, WordStar, CP/M operating system environment, PC-DOS operating system environment,Text processing, Microcomputers, Software packages, Packaging, Computer aided manufacturing, Application software, Home computing, Electrostatic precipitators, Pervasive computing, Programming profession,Seymour Rubinstein, word processing software, Electric Pencil, Easy Writer, WordStar, Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Windows, Michael Shrayer, John Draper
T.J. Bergin, "The Origins of Word Processing Software for Personal Computers: 1976-1985", IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 28, no. , pp. 32-47, October-December 2006, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2006.76
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