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Rick SchautMAC WORD 6.01

When Word 6.0 for the Macintosh first came out, it was loathed. It received absolutely horrid reviews.

In my opinion, Mac Word 6.0 had two problems, one real, one political.

The real reason was that it was slow and buggy, and that it had arbitrary UI differences from Mac Word 5.0 that required relearning.

But there was a political reason too. To understand the political reason, you have to understand that when the Macintosh first came out, it was completely revolutionary, with its WIMP user interface (Windows, Icons, Menus, and ... um... Pterodactyls? One forgets...) and fonts and bitmapped screen and the ability to make a "beep!" sound unlike any computer beep that had ever been heard before.

Many software publishers ...

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