Icon Technology boss Mike Glover retiresPublished: 29th Feb 2008, 19:52:16 | Permalink | Printable
Steps down, hands over reinsIcon Technology's Mike Glover, who publishes the popular TechWriter and EasiWriter software packages, has announced he is quitting the business. He said he will stand down after 24 years as boss of Icon and close down his company by the end of March.
ArtWorks programmer Martin Wuerthner, who has been working on the TechWriter word processor family for the past four years, is set to take over the reins and sell the product himself.
Mike, pictured here, said today: "After 24 years of running Icon Technology I have decided that the time has come for me to retire, so I will be closing the company at the end of March and putting myself out to grass.
"This doesn't mean the end for EasiWriter and TechWriter as Martin Wuerthner of ArtWorks fame (who has been developing EW and TW for over four years)
will be taking over the sales."
According to Icon, the company has been writing word processing software since 1984. Its first word processor, MacAuthor, was used by, among various telly script writers, Douglas Adams to write and typeset his best selling book Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. After the success of MacAuthor, Icon published Formulator, an equation editor, and from this TechWriter was developed. Work on the TW family came to a stop after its author and Icon chief coder Bob Pollard died of a long-term illness in 2001. However new versions of the software have been released in recent years, thanks to progress made by Martin Wuerthner.
Icon Technology website
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