Thursday, March 17, 2016

Why a simple spreadsheet spread like wildfire

Why a simple spreadsheet spread like wildfire is a charming article by John Naughton in The Guardian describing how he first came across the spreadsheet VisiCalc in 1979. It describes the brief, but transcendent, history of VisiCalc, arguably one of the most influential pieces of software ever. If you use a spreadsheet daily you must read this.