Richard Brodie

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Richard Brodie

Name: Richard Reeves Brodie

Born: November 10, 1959

Computer-related contributions

  • American computer programmer and author.
  • Original creator of Microsoft Word.
  • Microsoft's 77th employee and technical assistant to Bill Gates.
  • Founding member of the Microsoft Application Division.
  • Wrote Microsoft's first C compiler, the original version of Notepad, and Word for the IBM PC Jr.
  • Chief Software Designer and Lead Developer of Microsoft Access (1992).

Significant publications

  • Getting Past OK with Virus of the Mind (1995).
  • Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don't Need Help (1993).

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