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libwpd: angel or devil?

by Rob Friesel

writerI don’t know whether or not to be thankful that someone out there had the presence of mind to create the libwpd suite of conversion utilities. On the one hand, it has allowed me to rescue dozens (hundreds?) of poems, short stories, essays, notes, starts to novels, completed novellas, lists, and other assorted writings from being otherwise forever locked in the crypt of the WordPerfect file format that I used pre-2000. On the other hand, it has enabled me to resurrect dozens (hundreds?) of poems, short stories, essays, notes, starts to novels, completed novellas, lists, and other assorted writings from being otherwise forever locked in the vault of the WordPerfect file format that I used pre-2000.

I’m hoping that some good comes out of this. There’s a lot of unrealized material in there with a lot of potential. If only I can stop thinking about the totally asinine and juvenile werks with dates like “September 1997”.

currently playing: Built To Spill “Gone”

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

2 Responses to libwpd: angel or devil?

uwog says:

/me hopes for the “angel” option, as being one of the main authors of libwpd 🙂 If it is the other option, then I hereby sincerely appologize….

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