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).