Today marks the 30th anniversary of VisiCalc, the spreadsheet that sparked the PC Revolution. You can read on Dan Bricklin’s blog the evolution of the spreadsheet from then to now, the day Socialtext took SocialCalc out of beta.
To help celebrate, today people are tweeting their first spreadsheet experiences.
During the beta period we got some great feedback that led to improvements like better handling of revision history cell-by-cell. We also discovered use cases we didn’t anticipate. Like how Epitaph Records manages and collaborates around their release schedules. Or how Meredith Corporation works across organizational boundries for cross-marketing:
“I used to get 10 e-mails a day from different people with these
reports,” said Dave Ball, Meredith’s vice president of consumer marketing.
“Now, with SocialCalc, I can go in at one point in the day and see what’s
going on in all our active campaigns right now. It helps us distribute
information and knowledge faster, so we can react more quickly.“
Here’s a short introduction to SocialCalc:
You can try SocialCalc yourself for free.