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The Engineer's Tale: The Founding of Software Publishing Corporation

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At the beginning of 1980, three people left Hewlett-Packard to form Software Publishing Corporation (SPC). The three were Fred Gibbons, president; Janelle Bedke, chief operating officer; and me—John Page—vice president of engineering. This is the story of how the events that led up to SPC's founding looked through my eyes: "The Engineer's Tale" (with a nod to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales), if you will.

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IEEE Annals of the History of Computing  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 2 )