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Catalog Number

102657943

Title

Kapor, Mitch oral history

Type

Text

Date

2004-11-19

Contributor

Aspray, William, Interviewer
Grad, Burt, Editor
Kapor, Mitch, Interviewee
Walton, Mike, Cameraperson

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif.

Identifying Numbers

Other number OHP 103

Extent

23 p.

Description

Mitch Kapor, the founder of the Lotus Development Corporation, talks about his personal education and his various pre-computer and early computing activities. He covers the creation of Tiny Troll which later became VisiTrend and VisiPlot which were marketed by Personal Software along with VisiCalc. He discusses working for Personal Software and his reasons for leaving and then starting Lotus Development. He goes into some detail about the specification and development of Lotus 1-2-3 and its great success in the marketplace. He describes some of the other products developed at Lotus and his leaving the company. He tells about his role as "godfather" to Lotus Notes. He concludes by discussing some of his projects and interests since leaving Lotus.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Kapor, Mitch; Tiny Troll; Personal Software (company); VisiCorp; VisiTrend; VisiPlot; Rosen, Ben; Software business history; Bricklin, Dan; Frankston, Robert; Flystra, Dan; Software Arts; Sachs, Jonathan; Manzi, Jim; Lotus 1-2-3; Lotus Notes; Ozzie, Ray; Electronic Frontier Foundation

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Lot Number

X3006.2005