Chris has been programming professionally since 1978. Hes worked at Microsoft twice, for a total of 10 years ' because if a mistake is worth making, its worth doing again. The first time, he was in charge of Word development back when Word was still fun to use (Word 6 is what happened because he left), and was the chief developer for Creative Writer (a short-lived word processor for kids). The second time, he worked on Office for Mac, including writing the Ribbon that debuted in Mac Office 2011. He has three software patents in word processing technology.
In the non-Microsoft intervals he wrote the GrowlyBird programs and many others, some of which will be offered here in the future.