WordPerfect and Bruce Bastian set the template for all word processors to come

When Bruce Bastian, the co-inventor of WordPerfect, died this week, it sent me back more than 30 years to when there was a legion of DOS-based word processing applications, and then there was WordPerfect – the only one that mattered.Even though I once traveled to meet with WordPerfect in Utah (near its Orem headquarters), for the launch of WordPerfect for OS/2, I don’t think I ever met Bastian. By 1994, he’d sold the company and moved on to become

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