just wondering

From: Don Maslin <donm_at_cts.com>
Date: Wed Jul 15 15:19:47 1998

On Wed, 15 Jul 1998, Ethan Dicks wrote:

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> I may be able to help... I worked for a company in the early '80's, Bruce
> and James. They wrote a program for the PC called WordVision, intended
> to be the first of what we now call an office suite. It required 96K
> of RAM, a floppy disk and DOS 1.0 or higher. The install disk was, IIRC,
> DOS 1.0. The only hitch is that it's copy protected. You had to boot the
> original floppy and run an installation program to make slave disks. You
> could then copy the application from the slave disks to other diskettes
> or a hard drive. If only the program didn't use a cycle-counting key repeat
> loop, it'd still work on newer hardware.
> If teledisk or some such can package up the disk image, I can see about
> making it available for such a worthy project. I wanted to dig through the
> disk anyway, to look for the oft-discussed Digital Research strings.

TeleDisk should be able to handle it without problem.
> It's not a full DOS 1.0 kit, but it is the bootsector, IO.SYS and MSDOS.SYS.
> Let me know if you are interested.

If you do make up a disk image, I would appreciate having access to a
copy of it. Thanks!
                                                 - don

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