What was the Ray Gram Memorial Feature that shipped in Apple's System 7? Who invented the combo box (drop-down edit control)? What was the real downfall of WordPerfect? What was the project code name for Mac Word 5.0, and why?

You'll find answers to these questions and more in this Channel 9 interview of Dave Luebbert.

Dave Luebbert worked on Mac Word 1.0, Mac Word 3.0, Mac Word 4.0 and was the development lead on Mac Word 5.0.

Update: I just got some mail from Dave correcting my spelling of Ray's name (thanks Dave). Dave also pointed out that Ray attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at nearly the same time I did.

Come to think of it, the last time I ran into Ray was at General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee during some holiday season a few years back. One of these days, I'll have to look him up, and we can reminisce about stuff like the Safe House and Ma Fischer's.

 

Rick

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