Seymour Rubinstein, a pioneer in PC word processing software, describes his personal background, his initial exposure to computers and his first programming projects. He tells of his IMSAI experiences and then of starting MicroPro International which produced the first blockbuster application software product, WordStar, which ran under the CP/M operating system. He discusses in detail the problems that later occurred at MicroPro leading to WordStar losing its premier position and eventually to the company being sold. He talks about his belief that word processing was the principal application which really triggered the explosive growth of the PC market.
Seymour Rubenstein, OH 391. Oral history interview for Jeffrey R. Yost, 7 May 2004, Needham, Massachusetts. Charles Babbage Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. http://purl.umn.edu/107613
Transcript, 21 pp.
Oral history interview with Seymour Rubenstein.
Charles Babbage Institute.
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