Electric Pencil

Electric Pencil, released in December 1976 by Michael Shrayer, was the first word processor for home computers.

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Electric Pencil - History
... Electric Pencil for the Altair 8800 appeared in December 1976, and the version for the Sol-20 became especially popular ... Electric Pencil required 8K of memory and an Intel 8080 or Zilog Z-80 processor ... Electric Pencil might have continued to dominate the market had Shrayer continued to update it ...

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