When was Bookends first released?

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rickl
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When was Bookends first released?

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Hi,

I was wondering how long Bookends has been in existence? I'm writing an article in which I want to make reference to the history of the application. I have in mind a sentence along these lines:

Bookends, a single-developer application that is renowned for its frequent updates and excellent support, has been in continuous development since _________.

Thanks for any help,
Rick

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Re: When was Bookends first released?

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Good question. The first release was in 1983, written for the Apple II+ (it required a floppy disk drive), written in 6502 machine language and published by Sensible Software. It was contemporaneous with Reference Manager on the PC (plus or minus a few months). AFAIK, they were the first two real reference managers written for "microcomputers".

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rickl
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Re: When was Bookends first released?

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Wow, I had never dreamt it had quite such a long history. Thanks very much for the info.

Rick

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Re: When was Bookends first released?

Post by Dellu »

wow, this bad boy has been busting around for a longer time, then :P . Trust established! :D

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Re: When was Bookends first released?

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Quite amazing that Bookends has been developed since 1983, it is older than Photoshop, which is the oldest software I know off which is still beeing developed (besides Bookends).

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Re: When was Bookends first released?

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Quite amazing that Bookends was published by Sensible Software and written in Assembly. I miss those days. Why no Amiga version?

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Re: When was Bookends first released?

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I was an Apple guy from the beginning. :-)

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