Meet The Former Harvard MBA Student And His Classmate Who Invented The Very First Spreadsheet

In 1979, two classmates had a dream to bring their Texas Instrument Business Analyst calculators to life. That’s how the very first spreadsheet was born. Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston went on to create Visicalc, the world’s first spreadsheet, before Microsoft’s Excel was ever conceived of.

Visicalc is an amalgam of ‘visual calculator’, and that’s what they sought to build when they conceived of the world’s first spreadsheet. The two met at MIT where they were classmates, and...


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