Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Richard Reeves Brodie
Born: November 10, 1959
- 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).
- Getting Past OK with Virus of the Mind (1995).
- Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don't Need Help (1993).