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Issue No. 04 - October-December (2006 vol. 28)
ISSN: 1058-6180
pp: 32-47
Thomas J. (Tim) Bergin , American University
ABSTRACT
Since Electric Pencil first debuted in 1976, more than 400 other word processing packages have emerged, most fading into oblivion. This article--first of two in this issue that together recount 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
INDEX TERMS
word processing software, Electric Pencil, Easy Writer, WordStar, Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Windows, Michael Shrayer, John Draper, Seymour Rubinstein
CITATION
Thomas J. (Tim) 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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