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    cryonaut, catwho, Noelle in MPLS
    Excel was borrowed from Lotus 1-2-3

    MSWord was borrowed from WordStar and still isn't as good as the original

    Both of these are wrong, unless "borrowed" means "the same type of thing as."

    Excel gained an initial foothold because it could import from and export to Lotus, but that doesn't mean it was "borrowed" from Lotus 1-2-3.  It was the main competitor to Lotus 1-2-3.

    Wordstar was also a competitor to Word, but not much of one, because Micropro decided to stop developing their stable version to create a clean re-write.  By the time they were done, they were out of the market.

    Taking jokes seriously is the exact mirror activity of laughing if someone says they have cancer. --jbou

    by Caj on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:42:25 AM PDT

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