In August 1986, for publication on ACEN, I began writing and designing the interface and programs for the hyperfictional narrative database, Uncle Roger. And in the process, I created an authoring system — Narrabase — which I have continued to develop for my work for 27 years.
From Judy Malloy's artist statement for Uncle Buddy, a hypertext she created for the Apple ][. Imagine working on a piece of software for 27 years! Something to aspire to.