The Spreadsheet at 25
The Spreadsheet at 25

The Spreadsheet at 25

25 Amazing Excel Examples that Evolved from the Invention that Changed the World

Edited by Bill Jelen

COMPUTERS

128 Pages, 9 x 6

Formats: ebook: PDF, ebook: EPUB

ebook: PDF, $7.95 (US $7.95) (CA $7.95)

Publication Date: July 2008

ISBN 9781932802528

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Overview

The fascinating history of how the spreadsheet changed the world

From the 1979 invention by two MIT students of the visible calculator to the war between Lotus and Microsoft for dominance in the spreadsheet market, this book is a fascinating look at the software application that helped spur the entire computer industry. This loving look back at the early computer and technology evolution will teach anyone interested in computer history about the MIT students, Bricklin and Frankston, and their unique vision; how Mitch Kapor and Lotus 1-2-3 trumped VisiCalc; how the spreadsheet gave businesses a reason to buy PCs; and how Microsoft came to dominate the market. The book also contains descriptions of 25 amazing spreadsheets that users can download from the book's web site.

Author Biography

Bill Jelen is the principal of MrExcel.com, the author of Guerilla Data Analysis Using Microsoft Excel, and the coauthor of VBA & Macros for Microsoft Excel and Mr. Excel on Excel. He lives in Uniontown, Ohio.

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