Steve Punter

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Steve Punter in BBS: The Documentary

Steve Punter (born 1958 in Toronto, Ontario)[1] is a Toronto-based programmer and media personality.

Punter is noted for his work with Commodore microcomputers. He created WordPro, the first major word processor for the Commodore PET and Commodore 64 computers.[2] He is also the designer of the Punter binary file transfer protocols which bear his name.[3] He wrote the PunterNet networked BBS program in the late 1980s.[4]

In the 1980s Punter designed and operated the bulletin board system (BBS) for the Toronto PET Users Group.[3] He was an occasional speaker at the World of Commodore expos, and is featured in the film BBS: The Documentary.[4]

He is an expert on cell phones and cell phone network coverage, in which capacity he has made occasional network TV appearances since the early 2000s.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "Steve Punter". Biographical display at the Personal Computer Museum, Brantford, Ontario, 2012.
  2. ^ Butterfield, Jim (2005). "Hobby Computers of the '80s". Personal Computer Museum. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Steve Punter". Personal Computer Museum. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Name of Interview: Steve Punter". BBS Documentary. 28 May 2002. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Cellphone secrets revealed: The inside info carriers don't want you to hear". Marketplace. 23 January 2005. CBC.
  6. ^ "Consumer Alert". CTV News. 23 September 2009. CTV.

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