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Department
Computer Science
Course
CSCI 1031
Professor
James Gips
Semester
Fall

Description
September 9, 2013 Microsoft keeps coming out with new versions of Excel to convince companies to spend more  money on useless barely updated technology Excel spreadsheet format was created by Dan Bricklin in 1978 Rather than analyzing suppository numbers and constantly recalculating, Bricklin decided to  computerize the process where if one number was changed, all of the numbers changed in  response The program created by Bricklin and his friends was called VisiCalc, for “visible calculator” and  modeled it for the Apple II Had no idea how to market it, priced it at $79 The more Bricklin and his colleagues charged for VisiCalc, the more copies of the software they  sold When there’s a fundamental disagreement about who owns the rights of a company, rather than  wasting time and resources in court, a new company can branch off Lotus kicked visiCalc’s ass Microsoft got a huge advantage over Lotus because they had a year head start over them when it  came to windows because their people were able to watch it being developed.  There are two options in buying Excel, there’s Excel 2013 or Microsoft 365. In 365 you buy a  subscription and pay on a monthly basis and always have the latest version, whereas buying the  program is one fee without any updates. Dan
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