It lives…

It lives…

Corel just announced the launch of … WordPerfect 12!

For you young pups and newbies, back when brontosaurus roamed the planet (this was even before Microsoft Windows was invented), WordPerfect was the unquestioned champion of the DOS word processor heap.

“What’s DOS, grandpa?”

“Well, little Johnny, DOS was what everyone had on their computers before Windows. After the computer booted, the only thing you could see was the command prompt. You typed commands. There was no mouse.”


Lawyers, in particular, ran WordPerfect. I’ve no doubt many law firms are still cheerfully running DOS versions of WordPerfect. And now, after everyone thought it was dead and gone, WordPerfect comes back one more time.

Could the granddaddy of them all, Wordstar, be next???