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Lee Gomes wrote in The Wall Street Journal:
Robert Gaskins was the visionary entrepreneur who in the mid-1980s realized that the huge but largely invisible market for preparing business slides was a perfect match for the coming generation of graphics-oriented computers.
From the jacket copy of the hardcover edition of Sweating Bullets: Notes about Inventing PowerPoint by Robert Gaskins:
Robert Gaskins invented PowerPoint, drawing on ten years of interdisciplinary graduate study at UC Berkeley and five years as manager of computer science research for an international telecommunications R&D laboratory in Silicon Valley.
Many original documents written by Robert Gaskins during the early history of PowerPoint's strategy and development are online for public access.
- Robert Gaskins, Sweating Bullets: Notes about Inventing PowerPoint, (San Francisco and London: Vinland Books, 2012, 512pp), §14, pp.30−32. https://books.google.com/books?id=t3INw5KknpYC&printsec=frontcover&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Wpt3U8zmEdawoQTuxoHQCw&ved=0CEkQuwUwAA#v=onepage
- Gomes, Lee (2007-06-20). "PowerPoint Turns 20, As Its Creators Ponder A Dark Side to Success". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- Gaskins, Robert (2012). Sweating Bullets: Notes about Inventing PowerPoint. Vinland Books. ISBN 9780985142421. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
- Gaskins, Robert. "PowerPoint History Documents". Retrieved 4 June 2015.
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