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Richard Reeves "Quiet Lion" Brodie (born November 10, 1959) is an American computer programmer, motivational speaker, writer, and professional poker player. He is the original author of Microsoft Word and was employee number 77 at Microsoft. He is the author of two books: Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme, and Getting Past OK: A Straightforward Guide To Having a Fantastic Life!
During the World Series of Poker of 2006, he said that the red squiggly underline marking misspelled words in Microsoft Word was his idea. His recent exploits on the World Poker Tour can be seen at his blog. As of 2006[update], his total live tournament winnings exceed $180,000. Richard is a Full Tilt Poker pro and he plays under the screenname "Quiet Lion". He appeared on NBC's game show Identity in 2007.
In May 2007, Harrah's banned Brodie from the company's casinos in Nevada, California, and Arizona. He was also barred from the World Series of Poker. According to Brodie's blog, on June 8 Harrah's executives relented and said that the ban was a mistake.
At the 2009 World Series of Poker, he placed 10th in one of the preliminary events, but did not make the cut for the main event. He then hit a $37,000 jackpot on a penny slot machine.
- Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme, Hay House, 2004. ISBN 978-1401924683
- Getting Past OK: The Self-Help Book for People Who Don't Need Help, Hay House, 2009. ISBN 978-1401926977
- ↑ Cheryl Tsang (1999). Microsoft: First Generation. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-33206-2.
- ↑ Rick Schaut (May 19, 2004). "Anatomy of a Software Bug". MSDN Blogs. http://blogs.msdn.com/rick_schaut/archive/2004/05/19/135315.aspx. Retrieved December 2, 2006.
- ↑ Fall of the Roman Empire, Lion Tales, June 2, 2007.
- Meme Central Richard Brodie's website
- Lion Tales - Richard Brodie's blog
- Richard Brodie's poker biography
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