Visual metaphors--the VisiCalc
grid, the "ink" of Slate's pen-based environment, the Trellix navigational map--are especially powerful ways to communicate core concepts, Bricklin adds, "because they combine the product's function with its user interface.
Some of these "bells and whistles" may be helpful for your purposes; on the other hand, a basic spreadsheet such as VisiCalc
may be sufficient.
June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialtext, the first wiki company, today announced its partnership with Dan Bricklin, the inventor of the pioneering PC spreadsheet VisiCalc
The launch of VisiCalc
in 1979 represented a significant breakthrough for the computer industry, with the electronic spreadsheet emerging as the first product of its kind to run on the personal computer.
The 1998 CRN Industry Hall of Fame inductee is best known for co-developing VisiCalc
, the first electronic spreadsheet, while he was a student at the Harvard Business School.
In addition, the Council, along with the Software History Center, will pay a special tribute to Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston to mark the 25th anniversary of VisiCalc
, the first electronic spreadsheet for the personal computer.
Schwartz will moderate a discussion called "Bringing Radical Inventions into the World" that also includes VisiCalc
founder Dan Bricklin and EMC's Mark Sorenson.
Bricklin, inventor and co- creator of VisiCalc
and founder and CEO of Trellix Corp.
Prior to Babson, he was CEO of Software Arts, the company that created VisiCalc
- the first electronic spreadsheet, and continues to serve on boards and as a consultant to private sector firms and public agencies.
Bricklin, best known for co-creating the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc
, said that the state of Florida could have prevented this controversy by running simple usability tests prior to deploying the punch-hole ballots.
While Cooper was responsible for conceptualizing personal wireless communication and pioneered one of the most successful cellular billing companies, Bricklin is credited to have brought VisiCalc
, the first electronic spreadsheet to the market.
from MIT, Reed was both vice president of research and development and chief scientist at Software Arts, the creator of VisiCalc
, the first electronic spreadsheet.