Chronicles Revisited Podcast 12 — A WordStar Divided
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, WordStar was the gold standard for word processors on microcomputers. The publisher of WordStar, MicroPro International, was one of the first successful computer software companies. But as the early CP/M machines gave way to the MS-DOS-based IBM Personal Computers, WordStar quickly lost market share to an upstart rival, WordPerfect. To add insult to injury, WordStar also faced a split in its loyal customer base thanks to a clone backed by longtime Computer Chronicles contributor George Morrow. While WordStar survived, it never again thrived.
- Computer Chronicles Revisited 85 — WordStar 4.0, WordPerfect 4.2, Microsoft Word for MS-DOS 4.0, and OfficeWriter 5.0
- Chronicles Revisited Podcast 3 — Quotations From Chairman Morrow
- Almost Perfect (Pete Peterson, 2001)
- ‘PC Software Workshop: Word Processing’ (Computer History Museum, 2004)
- A Potted History of WordStar (Michael Petrie, 2014)
- Podcast Music: ‘Scenic Detour’ by Melody Ayres-Griffiths