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Issue 6 | Software That Lasts 200 Years

By Daniel Bricklin
Published Oct. 19, 2004 6:00 p.m.
He invented the spreadsheet. Now Dan Bricklin, creator of VisiCalc, explains why the modern software development establishment needs to change everything.

Taking a hard look at the needs of a modern society dependent on software, he shows us why the way we create software today is not only antiquated--it's dangerous and expensive.

About Daniel Bricklin | Daniel Bricklin, a software designer, is best known as the co-creator of VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet. In late 1995, Dan founded a new company, Trellix Corporation, which became the leading provider of private-label web site publishing technology and managed hosting services. He attended college at M.I.T., receiving a B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science in 1973. In 1977 he returned to school, this time receiving an M.B.A. from Harvard in 1979. Dan has received the IEEE Computer Society's Computer Entrepreneur Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Software Publishers Association.

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