VisiCalc


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VisiCalc

The first electronic spreadsheet. It was introduced in 1978 for the Apple II. Conceived by Dan Bricklin, a Harvard student, and programmed by a friend, Bob Frankston, it became a major success. It launched an industry and was almost entirely responsible for the Apple II being used in business. Thousands of USD $3,000 Apples were bought to run the $150 VisiCalc.

VisiCalc was a command-driven program that was followed by SuperCalc, MultiPlan, Lotus 1-2-3 and a host of others, each improving the user interface. Spreadsheets have also been implemented on minis and mainframes, and it all started with VisiCalc.
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When I was designing VisiCalc, people kept saying, 'you can do better,' and it really helped.
If you have data stored in a format created by your VisiCalc program, you can call it up into a word processing program that you're running at the moment.
wikiCalc, the social spreadsheet was created by Dan Bricklin, inventor of VisiCalc, the early computer spreadsheet program.
the publisher of VisiCalc, the world's first electronic spreadsheet and as the designer and programmer of VisiPlot and VisiTrend, companion products to VisiCalc.
Founded in 1995 by PC software visionary Dan Bricklin, creator of VisiCalc, the first PC spreadsheet, Trellix (www.
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VisiCalc Marked Start of Bricklin's Life-Long Commitment
Trellix Corp's Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dan Bricklin, along with co-inventor Bob Frankston, will join the likes of President Herbert Hoover, Orville Wright, Henry Ford and Neil Armstrong on February 22, when they receive engineering's prestigious Washington Award, for developing the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc.
Best known for co-creating the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc, Dan Bricklin has made a career of making software products usable for a broad cross-section of users.
Billa Bhandari, Parallax Corporation Chairman and CEO states: "With Trellix Web Express, Trellix founder and software visionary Dan Bricklin has brought the productivity of the internet to mere mortals in the same way that his original VisiCalc spreadsheet brought the productivity of personal computers to the business professional.
The first microcomputers purchased at Anderson were HP125 systems running WordStar and VisiCalc.
Esber pioneered the market strategies of two of the world's best-selling PC software packages, VisiCalc and dBase.