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Tech Tales
Aug 25, 2021
VisiCalc: The killer app for the Apple II
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VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet computer application, released in 1979 and created by two developers in an attic. The tool quickly became the must-have program for the Apple II computer, but it didn't take long for VisiCalc's publisher and developers to fight over its success. Hosted by Corbin Davenport, guest starring Joe Fedewa. Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechTalesShow Follow on Mastodon/Fediverse: https://mas.to/@techtales Support on PayPal: https://tinyurl.com/techtalesdonate Sources: • https://books.google.com/books?id=9gIPuja3CoEC&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=false • https://archive.computerhistory.org/resources/access/text/2017/06/102738286-05-01-acc.pdf • http://www.bricklin.com/history/sai.htm • https://www.nytimes.com/1984/09/18/business/visicalc-lawsuit-is-settled.html • https://www.nytimes.com/1984/02/26/business/how-a-software-winner-went-sour.html • https://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/09/business/copyright-suit-fights-lotus-1-2-3.html • https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-03-07-fi-245-story.html
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