WORLD'S FIRST WORD PROCESSOR
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the world's first word processor?
November 1971 saw the launch of
the world's first word processor, the Wang 1200.
A very primitive machine, it was soon outdated by IBM's
MTST then the Xerox 800.
Wang did bounce back and in 1976 introduced the Wang Computer System with on
screen text editing for a mere $30,000.00 USD.
We thought we'd throw in a famous quote by Bill Gates
that seems to be an urban legend:
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
Bill Gates, 1981
Here's another Bill Gates quote:
"I've said some stupid things and some wrong
things, but not that. No one involved in computers would ever say that a certain
amount of memory is enough ..... But even 32 bits of address space won't prove
adequate as times goes on ..... Meanwhile, I keep bumping into that silly
quotation attributed to me that says 640 k of memory is enough. "
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