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We are siblings: sons and daughters
of a very rich and powerful father.
Different jobs we each perform,
contracted for a year or more.

  1. My job is author, of the real and the fictional;
    Many hold me as the eldest, most famous, an original.
    I can write about anything, no matter the tedium;
    As for who I am, I am known by my medium.
  2. I am an orator, adept at public presentation;
    I can use many media to convey information.
    I'm the second original, my ego's in good health;
    I even name my product after myself!
  3. The last original, my name's a success;
    While not a presenter, I certainly impress.
    I'm a data analyst, and I'm matched by none;
    When it comes to number crunching, I'm #1.

We have many younger siblings: an assistant, an archivist;
But we the originals, are the oldest and brightest.
We've given enough clues, it's time to end the game:
Who are we?, Who's our father?, and What's our family's name?

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    $\begingroup$ As usual with my riddles, please pardon the horrific attempts at a meter; I should have brought a poet. $\endgroup$ – NeedAName Jul 20 '15 at 18:15
  • $\begingroup$ It's questionable that Word is the oldest of the Office suite. Word for Windows was pretty much a complete rewrite and a new product, although it retained the name of the older DOS product, and it came out a couple of years after the first Windows version of Excel. $\endgroup$ – Mike Scott Jul 20 '15 at 19:34
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    $\begingroup$ @OP You've got too much time on your hands! $\endgroup$ – CodeAngry Jul 20 '15 at 20:19
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeAngry, I'm inclined to agree. Also I enjoy making puzzles far too much $\endgroup$ – NeedAName Jul 20 '15 at 21:40
  • $\begingroup$ @NeedAName Learn to code. It's like a puzzle with a purpose. Plus you'll have no free time if you enjoy it. win-win $\endgroup$ – CodeAngry Jul 20 '15 at 22:47
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I think you are

The microsoft suite: word, excel, and powerpoint.

Explanation

Word is an author and used as a document editor for nearly everyone.

Powerpoint is used in presentations. It can convey information in different media types on slides (gif, jpegs).

Excel is a data cruncher, a giant spreadsheet. It doesn't look very nice for presenting but it has powerful number crunching capabilities

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