Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st May 2013 22:06 UTC
Features, Office "The first killer app was VisiCalc. This early spreadsheet turned the Apple II from a hobbyist toy to a business computer. VisiCalc came with room for improvement, though. In addition, a new architecture and operating system, the Intel-based IBM PC and MS-DOS, also needed a spreadsheet to be taken seriously. That spreadsheet, released in early 1983, would be Lotus 1-2-3, and it would change the world. It became the PC's killer app, and the world would never be the same. On May 14, IBM quietly announced the end of the road for 1-2-3, along with Lotus Organizer and the Lotus SmartSuite office suite. Lotus 1-2-3's day is done." Impressive 30 year run.
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RE[3]: Comment by judgen
by MOS6510 on Wed 22nd May 2013 12:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by judgen"
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I'm guessing you could hit alt + F4 (quit program) and it will then ask you to save and you can so by just hitting enter. It's how I quit 'n' save using Notepad.

But I think if users knew all the keyboard shortcuts they'd be much faster and efficient. It's annoying to watch people travel the entire screen with their mouse pointer trying to hit some button or bring focus somewhere.

I guess the mouse and GUI made it easier for people with little to no computer skills to use computers, but they almost never go beyond that. They never learn anything else, no keyboard shortcuts or more advanced options of the application.

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