The Egg (Version 4.2)

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Development of The Egg began in the autumn of 1981 at the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) Physics department. They needed a technical word processor able to handle manuscripts, but also remaining simple to use so that anyone could use it. The Egg should allow users to edit content in equations and create high-quality output suitable for publication.

This program allows you to edit complicated equations in a visually faithful way, almost as easily as you can now edit text on your computer. It is flexible enough to print out characters in any subject and fast enough to be useful even as an ordinary word processor. It can produce typeset-quality output on an Apple LaserWriter. 

Version 4.2 of The Egg adds support for the Epson LQ1500 series of printers and DOS sub-directories. It can also read WordStar files directly without any need to translate them to ASCII files first. In addition, several minor bugs have been fixed.

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Version 4.2, with ChemLibrary disks.

Contains five 5.25" floppy disks:

  • 4.2 MASTER
  • ChemLibrary Vol. I (Files 1-25)
  • ChemLibrary Vol. I (Files 26-32)
  • ChemLibrary Vol. I (Supplemental)

Platform : IBM PC
Format : 5.25" Floppy Disk
Publisher : Peregrine Falcon Company
Authors : George Hockney, Peter Carah
Date : 1987
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Other Software by Peregrine Falcon Company:

Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
The Egg (Version 4.2) Peregrine Falcon Company IBM PC 5.25" Floppy Disk 1987

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH67923. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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