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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Another piece of software ruined by IBM
by ronaldst on Tue 21st May 2013 22:35 UTC
ronaldst
Member since:
2005-06-29

I've always wondered why IBM kept the suite when they were abandoning the fat client.

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Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

I've always wondered why IBM kept the suite when they were abandoning the fat client.


This matches the continuous abandoning of "foreign" brand names, such as it happened to Lotus Notes, now IBM Notes -- yes, it still sucks. :-)

http://techland.time.com/2012/11/20/lotus-farewell-to-a-once-great-...

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Lotus Notes:

The only piece of software that makes you think exchange is a good idea.

Back in the dark ages, I was defacto Head Tech guy for a small non for profit. We had a new president that came in, and kind of demanded we use Lotus Notes. I showed him the pricing of what that would take close to 10% of our overall revenue ( again small, small non for profit) . He quit the job before he could order me to do it, thank God.

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