Friday, April 04, 2008

Technology History; Microsoft WORD

The development of Microsoft Word began in April, 1983. Richard Brodie, Microsoft's 77th employee, developed the program while Microsoft Windows was being developed. WORD was completed in 1985. To market the new word processor, Microsoft distributed 450,000 demo disks in the November, 1985 issue of PC World magazine (which is now a tech collector's item).