30 Years Since Visicalc

This week marks the 30 year anniversary for the release of Visicalc, the software application that launched the micro-computer industry. Maybe most remembered for the fact that the author’s never patented visicalc and saw the idea turned into a fortune by Lotus 123. The first true Open Source release unfortunately ahead of its time.

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Serious Backpacker, Grandfather, Volunteer, Advisor, Mentor and still Technologically Aware Greg retired as a technologist who served as a Chief Information Officer in Higher Education at Western Washington University, Missouri University of Science, Technology, George Fox University and the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI. Prior to the IT career in Academia, Greg was a Systems Consultant with Hewlett-Packard. Other early jobs included IT activity in the oil shale and coal mining industries along with owning a computer store in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Posted on June 10, 2009, in software. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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