Dan Bricklin

Cofounder, Software Arts


Dan Bricklin and his friend Bob Frankston founded Software Arts in 1979 to produce VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet. Spreadsheets used to be made on paper. As a student at Harvard Business School, Bricklin thought how convenient it would be if they could be made on desktop computers instead. He wrote a prototype in Basic over a weekend, and then he and Frankston set about turning it into a product.


Business School Word Processing Harvard Business School Word Processor Natural Thing 
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