Almost Perfect, How a Bunch of Regular Guys Built WordPerfect Corporation, © 1993, 2001, 2008 by W. E. Peterson, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation from my point of view. The book sold almost 10,000 copies and is now out of print. Read the Introduction.

The copy published here is almost identical to my original manuscript.  In this version I have corrected two factual errors, fixed a handful of typos, and eliminated the last-minute Prima edits. The epilogue includes a few thoughts on what happened to WordPerfect Corporation after I left and the Afterword from the Prima edition. I welcome links to this site, however, I ask that you not reproduce this manuscript except for your personal reading.

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I hope you enjoy the book. Pete