Artifact Details

Title

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : personal productivity software

Catalog Number

102658266

Type

Text

Date

2004-11-19

Contributor

Bergin, Thomas (Tim), Historian
Bergin, Thomas (Tim), Editor
Carlston, Douglas G., Participant
Ensmenger, Nathan, Historian
Farros, Royal P., Participant
Grier, David, Historian
Jerger, Douglas, Moderator
LaHay, Edward, Participant
Peuto, Bernard L., Participant
Roizen, Heidi, Participant
Roizen, Peter, Participant
Schachter, Oscar, Participant
Williams, Michael, Historian
Wilson, Camilo, Participant

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

28 p.

Description

The participants examined Personal Productivity Software from the perspective of software vendors and developers; historians and members of the Museum community also participated. The practitioners represented firms which created and sold computer games, word processing software and spreadsheets. Peter Roizen, Heidi Roizen and Royal Farros discussed the development of T/Maker, ClickArt and PFS: First Publisher. Doug Carlston explained the evolution of Broderbund as a "software publisher" of Bank Street Writer, For Comment, and PrintShop. Camilo Wilson of Lifetree discussed the history of Volkswriter.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; Brøderbund; Carlston, Douglas; ClickArt; Correct Grammar; CP/M; Ensmenger, Nathan; Farros, Royal; Food Cost Explosion System; For Comment; Freeware; Grier, David; I Hate Algebra; Jerger, Doug; KidPix; LaHay, Ed; Lifetree Software; Music Professor; OnBalance; Peuto, Bernard; PFS: First Publisher; Print Shop; Roizen, Heidi; Roizen, Peter; Schachter, Oscar; Science Toolkit; Software Publishing Association (SPA); T/Maker; Venture Capital; Volkswriter; Williams, Michael; Wilson, Camilo; WriteNow; Bank Street Writer; Bergin, Tim

Collection Title

Oral History Collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4622.2008