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Catalog Number

102658156

Title

Personal computer (PC) software workshop : Lotus 1-2-3

Type

Text

Date

2004-05-06

Contributor

Ances, Carol Anne, Editor
Campbell-Kelly, Martin, Historian
Kolowich, Michael, Interviewee
Morgan, Chris, Interviewee
O'Donald, Louise, Editor
Sachs, Jonathan M, Interviewee
Tarter, Jeff, Moderator
Tucker, Scott, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Needham, Mass.

Extent

27 p.

Description

Jonathan Sachs, the primary developer of Lotus 1-2-3, is joined by three other former Lotus Development employees to talk about what made Lotus 1-2-3 such a significant product. Starting with the selection of the IBM PC as the platform, they talk about the development process and the features that made it a top-selling product. They discuss the management changes and the problems resulting from the company's dramatic growth that led to Lotus 1-2-3 losing its position as the number one spreadsheet. Finally, they discuss the competitive products and what led to the problems and ultimate sale of the Lotus Development Corporation.

Category

Transcription

Subject

Software business history; Sachs, Jonathan; Kolowich, Michael; Tucker, Scott; Morgan, Chris; IBM PC; Kapor, Mitch; Spreadsheet; VISICALC; Lotus 1-2-3; Symphony; Manzi, Jim; Microsoft Corporation; Context MBA

Collection Title

Oral Histories Online

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X4310.2008