EnlargeRobert J. Sawyer reader comments 19 Share this story This essay was written in 1990 and updated in 1996 by Robert J. Sawyer, the sci-fi author writer behind such novels as Flashforward and more recently Quantum Night. 27 years later, he's still using WordStar. As recently as 2014, George R. R. Martin, of A Song of Ice and Fire fame, used a DOS-based...