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Thursday, October 30, 2008

WordPerfect dollars for and against Proposition 8.

My hometown in the news: How interesting that one Orem, Utah, millionaire has funneled $1 million into the California anti-gay marriage ballot initiative Proposition 8, while another Orem, Utah, millionaire has contributed $1 million to efforts to protect gay marriage in California. Especially interesting: Alan Ashton, the "Yes on 8" patron, and Bruce Bastian, the "No on 8" patron, were co-founders of WordPerfect Corporation, where I worked several years in customer support.

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 30 October 2008 at 10:44 PM

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Dan Kennedy:

November 4, 2008 07:34 AM | Permalink for this comment

The most interesting and unlikely tidbit of all is that the founders of WordPerfect still have money.


November 4, 2008 08:16 AM | Permalink for this comment

They sold the company at its height, I guess. (I think they sold it to Novell, which sold it to Corel.) I have no idea what Bastian has been up to since then, but Alan Ashton invested in some very popular family entertainment facilities in Utah County, which seem to be doing well.

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