Re: certification (was: ranting STC)

Subject: Re: certification (was: ranting STC)
From: Chris Borokowski <athloi -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 15:28:44 -0800 (PST)

Word won because it adapted to the GUI environment
faster, and Microsoft threw resources at the project
at a time when Wordperfect did not. It was a business
error on their part and Microsoft capitalized on it.

The original WP5.1 was written in COBOL, I'm told,
which explains many of the problems migrating to GUI:
they had to ditch everything and start over not just
with the interface, but with the whole of the code.
Nothing $2m and the right programmers couldn't fix.

--- "D. Michael McIntyre"
<michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com> wrote:

> Then Word Perfect 5.0. All hail Word Perfect 5.0.
> Word was such a piece of
> CRAP back then. How did Word ever win?

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