Almost Perfect

Word Place: "The book, Almost Perfect, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation from my point of view. The book sold a little less than 10,000 copies and is now out of print. The copy published here is almost identical to my original manuscript and does not contain Prima's edits. In this version, I have corrected two factual errors, fixed five typos, deleted a few pages at the end, and added a final paragraph." - This book is well worth the time it takes to read it. I'm just getting started and though I'd post about it so I could revisit later, to continue reading. I'm old enough to remember what I'd consider the golden age of software. A time when we had all sorts of competition. It wasn't just Microsoft and some small players, it was Microsoft vs. Lotus vs. WordPerfect, and that was just for one application space, word processing. We had companies with law firm names, names like Ashton-Tate. It was a very exciting time.

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