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.

About ghsmith76

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 various universities. 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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