=== See also: ===
* [[Historic Software]]
=== References ===
= About VisiCalc =
VisiCalc, originally released for the Apple II in 1979, was ground-breaking application that brought the full potential of the personal computer to business users.
|!3 Early History of the Spreadsheet |
|! |! Software Arts  |! Competitors  |
| 1979, January | Software Arts, founded | |
| 1979, October | VisiCalc for Apple ][ | |
| 1981 | VisiCalc for IBM PC | |
| 1983, January | | Lotus 1-2-3 for IBM PC |
| 1985, September | | Microsoft Excel for Macintosh |
For a comprehensive and fascinating history of VisiCalc, I refer you to Dan Brinklin's incredible [http://www.danbricklin.com/history/sai.htm VisiCalc history] page.
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