Artifact Details

Title

The Origins and Impact of VisiCalc, lecture by Dan Bricklin et al.

Catalog Number

102695328

Type

Moving Image

Date

2003-04-08

Credits

Bricklin, Daniel; Frankston, Bob; Kapor, Mitch; Simonyi, Charles

Publisher

Microsoft Corporation

Place of Publication

Mountain View, CA, US

Duration

01:53:35

Format

VHS

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

From abstract: "In the mid-1970s, Harvard Business School student Dan Bricklin sought a way to quicken the tedious process of updating spreadsheets. He and friend Bob Frankston designed what became the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc. Inspired by VisiCalc and other products, Mitch Kapor integrated a spreadsheet, a graphics program, and a database management program, creating Lotus 1-2-3. They had remarkable careers and will share their insights and personal stories about the origins and impact of VisiCalc รน a program with a much larger influence than is generally acknowledged.

Charles Simonyi will moderate the discussion. He joined Microsoft in 1981 to hire and to manage the teams which developed Microsoft Multiplan, Excel, Word, and other applications."

Category

Lecture

Series Title

Computer History Museum Speaker Series

Lot Number

X4870.2009