Early screen editor at Stanford University
Author: Douglas Engelbart (inventor of the mouse) Homepage: Family: EarlyEditorFamily Platform: DEC PDP License:
In 1962 at the Stanford Research Lab, Engelbart proposed, and later implemented, a word processor with automatic word wrap, search and replace, user-definable macros, scrolling text, and commands to move, copy, and delete characters, words, or blocks of text. Stanford's TVEdit (1965) was one of the first CRT-based display editors that was widely used. The first TVEDIT was written by Brian Tolliver for the DEC PDP-1 computer, the second by John Prebus for the Imlac graphics computer and the DEC PDP-10 (the files were kept in the PDP-10), and the third by Pentti Kanerva in 1971-72 for PDP-10 (later used also in the DecSystem?-20).