Just working away on Microsoft Word and thinking back to the earlier days of word processing when I first started using a computer (in this case a Mac 512K) in the mid 1980s. One area that as an industry software seems to have gotten out of control on is the area of feature bloat. As I recall in the mid 1980s prior to the emergence of productivity application suites we had some great stand-alone applications. One application that came to mind was WriteNow! a mid 1980s word processing application that was well ahead of the competition. Unfortunately I don't recall this application making it much beyond version 2.0 at which point the Microsoft monopoly started to kick-in and gain increasing share. Anyone remember who made WriteNow - too bad we can't get some healthy competition and more importantly innovation going again.