Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 19:10 UTC
Features, Office "Today, I want to take you on a journey. A journey that starts back into the cold recesses of the mid-1980s, back into the days of EGA and serial port mice and the MS-DOS Executive. Microsoft Word 1.0 for Windows shipped in 1989 after a long development cycle and was designed to run on Windows 386. There's not much more to the program than what you see here, but it gives you an idea of how far Word's come."
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Hehe...
by dylansmrjones on Mon 3rd Oct 2005 23:10 UTC
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2005-10-02

I think it's funny to watch the versioning of Word :p

Word 3 was renamed Word 6 to catch up with WordPerfect (which was superior at that time). How many times haven't we seen that happening.

The article was way to overhyped with superlatives, but quite interesting to read.

However, I'm a bit worried about the lack of changes in the GUI. This could be a hint that the User Interface of textwriters haven't been reconsidered at all.

16 years and basically the same behaviour (not just in Word(pad)). SCARY!

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