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PC-Write

Quicksoft
He was the first popular user of the term shareware, creator of the word processing program PC-Write, founder of the software company Quicksoft and an "online drug guru" who devoted much time and money into the research of psychedelic drugs.
It was originally written by Bob Wallace in early 1983.

Shareware

Trialwaredemowaretrial version
He was the first popular user of the term shareware, creator of the word processing program PC-Write, founder of the software company Quicksoft and an "online drug guru" who devoted much time and money into the research of psychedelic drugs.
Not much later, Bob Wallace produced PC-Write, a word processor, and called it shareware.

File Retrieval and Editing System

FRESSFile Retrieval and Editing System (FRESS)
Beginning in 1967, Wallace attended Brown University, where he worked on the pioneering hypertext File Retrieval and Editing System with Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson.
The File Retrieval and Editing SyStem, or FRESS, was a hypertext system developed at Brown University starting in 1968 by Andries van Dam and his students, including Bob Wallace.

Brown University

BrownCollege in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence PlantationsBrown Association for Cooperative Housing
Beginning in 1967, Wallace attended Brown University, where he worked on the pioneering hypertext File Retrieval and Editing System with Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson.
In the 1960s, Andries van Dam along with Ted Nelson, and Bob Wallace invented The Hypertext Editing Systems, HES and FRESS while at Brown.

History of Microsoft

early Microsoft
* History of Microsoft
Microsoft-Staff-1978.jpg, Bob Wallace, Jim LaneMiddle: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon LetwinBottom: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul AllenNot pictured: Ric Weiland, Miriam Lubow

Microsoft

Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Corp.MS
Bob Wallace (May 29, 1949 – September 20, 2002) was an American software developer, programmer and the ninth Microsoft employee.

Psychedelic drug

psychedelicpsychedelicspsychedelic drugs
He was the first popular user of the term shareware, creator of the word processing program PC-Write, founder of the software company Quicksoft and an "online drug guru" who devoted much time and money into the research of psychedelic drugs.

Usenet

netnewsnewsnewsgroup
Bob ended his Usenet posts with the phrase, "Bob Wallace (just my opinion)."

Explorer Scouts (The Scout Association)

Explorer ScoutsExplorer ScoutExplorers
He first worked on computers as a member of an Explorer Scout troop sponsored by Control Data Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland.

Control Data Corporation

Control DataCDCControl Data Corporation (CDC)
He first worked on computers as a member of an Explorer Scout troop sponsored by Control Data Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland.

Bethesda, Maryland

BethesdaBethesda, MDBethesda Row
He first worked on computers as a member of an Explorer Scout troop sponsored by Control Data Corp. in Bethesda, Maryland.

Economist

economistseconomicsgovernment economist
His father was an economist who later became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

United States Secretary of the Treasury

Secretary of the TreasuryTreasury SecretaryU.S. Secretary of the Treasury
His father was an economist who later became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

John F. Kennedy

KennedyPresident KennedyJohn Kennedy
His father was an economist who later became Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of John F. Kennedy.

Andries van Dam

Andy van Damvan DamAndries "Andy" van Dam
Beginning in 1967, Wallace attended Brown University, where he worked on the pioneering hypertext File Retrieval and Editing System with Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson.

Ted Nelson

Geeks Bearing GiftsTheodor NelsonThe Curse of Xanadu
Beginning in 1967, Wallace attended Brown University, where he worked on the pioneering hypertext File Retrieval and Editing System with Andries van Dam and Ted Nelson.

University of California, Santa Cruz

UC Santa CruzUniversity of California at Santa CruzUniversity of California Santa Cruz
After attending the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years (where he briefly majored in theatre), he received his undergraduate degree (1974) and master's degree (1978) in computer science from the University of Washington.

Theatre

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After attending the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years (where he briefly majored in theatre), he received his undergraduate degree (1974) and master's degree (1978) in computer science from the University of Washington.

Computer science

computer scientistcomputer sciencescomputer scientists
After attending the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years (where he briefly majored in theatre), he received his undergraduate degree (1974) and master's degree (1978) in computer science from the University of Washington.

University of Washington

WashingtonUniversity of Washington, SeattleUniversity of Washington in Seattle
After attending the University of California, Santa Cruz for two years (where he briefly majored in theatre), he received his undergraduate degree (1974) and master's degree (1978) in computer science from the University of Washington.

Seattle

Seattle, WashingtonSeattle, WACity of Seattle
Wallace worked at the Retail Computer Store in Seattle, where he learned about Microsoft after Bill Gates put up a sign advertising for programmers.

Bill Gates

BillWilliam H. GatesGates
Wallace worked at the Retail Computer Store in Seattle, where he learned about Microsoft after Bill Gates put up a sign advertising for programmers.

IBM Selectric typewriter

IBM SelectricSelectricIBM Selectric Composer
His first project was to connect a computer to an IBM Selectric typewriter so the company could print software manuals.

TI-BASIC

TI BASICTI-Basic z80TI-Calculator BASIC
He was a key developer of TI BASIC.