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FFC Scrapbook

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Fabled madman programmer Rob Barnaby; he wrote the code enabling CP/M to become the first commercial operating system available for personal computers, eventually evolving into IMSAI IMDOS.

Hardware and Software Star Trading Cards

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Rubmstein created the software's specifications and commissioned programmer Rob Barnaby to follow through. Since its introduction in 1979 WordStar has been enjoyed by over a million fans, though not all have been paying customers.

IMSAI Pre-history

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" MONITOR") operating system version 1.2. IMSAI's Chief Programmer Rob Barnaby came on board at IMS Associates in late 1976 and worked closely with Gary for about 4 months, writing the I/O routines and embellishing some of Gary's original PL-1 source code.

Barnaby quickly absorbed the full extent of knowledge and performance of the development system and was soon clamoring for more computing and development power.

S. Micropro, which markets Wordstar, ...

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S. Micropro, which markets Wordstar, hired a programmer, Rob Barnaby, who claims that he wrote most of the code for Wordstar while working for another company, IMSAI. Barnaby's programme was a masterful tour de force, packing a full blown word processor into a 64k CP/M machine. According to John Judis, 'when Barnaby, repelled by Micropro International's corporate culture, quit, the firm's team of programmers were unable to master and improve Barnaby's code' (Judis, 1986).

Quote from Arthur C. Clarke on ...

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Quote from Arthur C. Clarke on meeting Seymour Rubenstein and Rob Barnaby, the inventors of Wordstar.

Seymour Rubenstein and Rob Barnaby
Software programmer Rob Barnaby was convinced to leave IMSAI and tag along with Rubenstein to join MicroPro.
Rob Barnaby wrote the 1979 version of WordStar for CP/M.

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