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    Thanks to the generosity of Jim Edlin, WordVision has been archived and made available via The Internet Archive:

    https://archive.org/details/WordVision

    The program can be run via either disk image (a working copy image was made), or by extracting the captured files to a subdirectory and running from there as any normal DOS program. Full documentation and scans are also available at the same location.
    Offering a bounty for:
    - The software "Overhead Express" (doesn't have to be original, can be a copy)
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
    - Documentation and original disks for: Panasonic Sr. Partner, Zenith Z-160 series
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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    Thanks to both Jim and Trixter very much! The Internet really can be such a magical place/thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trixter View Post
    Thanks to the generosity of Jim Edlin, WordVision has been archived and made available via The Internet Archive:

    https://archive.org/details/WordVision

    The program can be run via either disk image (a working copy image was made), or by extracting the captured files to a subdirectory and running from there as any normal DOS program. Full documentation and scans are also available at the same location.
    Great news! I was about to remark I have an old copy I bought long ago, but I don't know if I still had the original disks. God only knows what happened to the manual.

    What I really liked about it back then was that it was only $49!!! It wasn't WYSIWYG, but the color coding on screen was easy to follow, and the storage system (which allowed descriptive document names) was usable. It worked quite well on my Compaq Portable I had back then. I used it regularly to write for several Miami English classes.

    I had a copy of WordStar back then, but WordVision was so much easier to use.

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    Anyone can upload to archive.org? I've been going through my stuff, have some items that are fairly rare and/or interesting.

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    It's always nice to see computer history properly recovered and preserved. Thanks Trixter, and Jim Edlin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2icebitn View Post
    Anyone can upload to archive.org? I've been going through my stuff, have some items that are fairly rare and/or interesting.
    Yup. Their principle software curator has lovingly referred to it verbally as "a dump" on several occasions, so feel free to dump anything you have there.
    Offering a bounty for:
    - The software "Overhead Express" (doesn't have to be original, can be a copy)
    - A working Sanyo MBC-775, Olivetti M24, or Logabax 1600
    - Documentation and original disks for: Panasonic Sr. Partner, Zenith Z-160 series
    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)

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    Does anyone know of somewhere where I can buy a copy? I've been quite interested in word processors for a while now, and I am hoping to make a youtube series about early word processors. WordVision has been illusive! And it looks like a surprisingly well thought out package for the time.

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