Name: Bob Wallace
Born: May 29, 1949, in Arlington, Virginia, USA
Death: September 20, 2002 (Age: 53)
- American computer scientist and software pioneer and the ninth Microsoft employee (1978-1983).
- Popularized the term shareware.
- Developer of the word processing program PC-Write.
- Founder of the software company Quicksoft and an "online drug guru."
- Founded Mind Books, a bookstore that offered publications about psychoactive plants and compounds (1996).
Honors and awards
- Served on the Board of Directors for the Heffter Research Institute.
"Within a dream (except for the occasional 'lucid' dream) I never know I am dreaming; I accept what is happening around me as real. Then after I wake up, I recall the dream, and realize I was dreaming. But then again I accept what is happening around me as real. Though I have no way of proving this, it would not greatly surprise me if I "awoke" from this shared reality someday, perhaps after what appears to be my "death" in this reality."