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The Origins and Impact of VisiCalc


Dan Bricklin, Bob Frankston, Mitchell Kapor, and Charles Simonyi

Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Tuesday, April 8, 2003
Reception for members and invited guests - 6:00 PM
Member and invited guest seating begins - 6:30 PM
Pre-registered non-member seating begins - 6:45 PM
General seating - 6:55 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM
Event ends promptly - 9:00 PM

Priority seating for members, invited guests, and pre-registered lecture attendees will be honored until 6:55 PM.
At 6:55 PM, seats will be released on a first come first served basis.

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Reception and Lecture
Microsoft Corporation
Building 1
1065 La Avenida (formerly Lavenida)
Mountain View, CA 94043

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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 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.

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