Dan Bricklin

Co-Creator, VisiCalc

Bricklin on Technology
58 minutes, 26.6mb, recorded 2009-05-04
Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin is a true software pioneer. He has written about technology for many years and has compiled much of this information into his new book, Bricklin on Technology, in which he talks about the human aspect of technology: how it is created, how it is used, and how it evolves. He talks about how the book came about, how he decided what content to include, as well as what he learned about the publishing process. In particular, he reviews the particular issues involved in trying to adapt a book for the Amazon Kindle.

Dan Bricklin is currently president of Software Garden, Inc., a small consulting firm and developer of software applications that he founded in 1985. His main current project is the Open Source SocialCalc spreadsheet engine that he is working on for Socialtext. He has been blogging since early 1999 and podcasting since late 2004. 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.


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