A Problem That Changed The World | Dan Bricklin | TEDxBeaconStreet

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Steve Jobs once told an interviewer that "if VisiCalc had been developed for another computer, you'd be interviewing somebody else." Dan Bricklin wanted to streamline his work at Harvard Business School, and he wound up changing the world of computing forever. Check out this talk to learn what led him to develop his revolutionary tool.

Dan Bricklin is best known for codeveloping VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet, while he was a student at the Harvard Business School. VisiCalc is widely credited for fueling the rapid growth of the personal computer industry. Dan Bricklin is CTO of Alpha Software Corporation. He is also president of Software Garden, Inc., a small consulting firm and developer of software applications that he founded in 1985.

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