Scoble on Word

Robert Scoble: “Um, maybe Dan you forgot the early days of the Mac. I haven’t. In the late 80s we had something called Word Perfect. Maybe you remember it? Why did Word win over Word Perfect in my shop at West Valley Community College? Cause it was better. Way better. Not even in the same league better. Want me to enumerate all the ways Microsoft products were better in the 80s than other products on the Mac? Does that mean that Microsoft was a bully? Nope. It simply shipped demonstratably better products.”
Seems the reality distortion field is setting in already :)
My favourite take on Word comes from Harold Thimbleby, Director of Research School of Computing Science, Middlesex University, London, read it here.

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  4. It’s the Koolaid, sorry.

    But, in the late 80s, I did evaluate Word against Word Perfect and Word completely outclassed Word Perfect back then. Game over.
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  5. It's the Koolaid, sorry.

    But, in the late 80s, I did evaluate Word against Word Perfect and Word completely outclassed Word Perfect back then. Game over.
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