Rob Barnaby

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Rob Barnaby

Name: Rob Barnaby

Born: Unknown

Computer-related contributions

  • Assembly code computer programmer.
  • Principal author and developer of the early versions of the word processor WordStar (1978).


"Seymour was the marketing brains - it was he that said we should address word processing to get a larger market. The defining change was to add margins and word wrap. Additional changes included getting rid of command mode and adding a print function. I was the technical brains - I figured out how to do it, and did it, and documented it. The product''s success I think related both to it being the right product (Seymour) and to it being a fairly good implementation given the equipment (me)."

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