Office 98 First Impressions

On July 23, 1998, in The Mac Factor, by Mick O Neil

In the good old days, when Apple was selling every Mac it could make and developers were tripping over each other to introduce the latest niche software, the market was plagued by the over zealous marketing of what eventually became known as ‘vaporware.’ Despite full-page ads in the computer press announcing the imminent release of the latest and greatest software, vaporware lingered in limbo, sometimes never to appear and other times with an enormous delay. The classic example was Ann Arbor Softwork’s FullWrite Professional. Though FullWrite evolved into a dynamite word processor, the company never recovered from the initial delays and the resulting bad publicity.

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