3133Re: Apple profit rises 48 pct, helped by iPod sales
- Jul 19, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ed Gould <edgould@...> wrote:
> Why do you think APPPLE has refused to get into the word processingApple introduced MacWrite (and MacPaint and MacDraw) along with the
> game? I am reasonably new to APPLE (say about 5 years) so I don't
> know of the history.
> Did Apple have at one time a real word processor (please don't say
> Appleworks I called that about the same as pages)?
first Mac. MacWrite was pretty limited: no footnotes for example, while
MS Word v. 1 had them. Apple continued development of MacWrite,
ending up with MacWrite Pro, a decent word processor with a fine
interface, but less powerful than Word, WordPerfect or FullWrite.
Why they didn't give MacWrite the more aggressive development they
gave FileMaker, I don't know. MS had a database then, MS File, that
FileMaker trounced in the marketplace. Apple could have done as well
with a word processor, I would think, except that word processors
sell a lot more copies than databases, so MS might have been willing
to compete as necessary there.
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