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[2]: Lotus
by peejay on Wed 22nd May 2013 13:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Lotus"
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The even sadder thing is now that I think about, I have a hard time naming a single piece of software today that is light, fast and elegant, all that seems to come to mind are bloated, slow and heavy.

Quite a few viruses probably fit the categories.

Elegant: like that one that used a special character to turn []slx. into .xls, etc. That's genius. ;)

Fast: it spread all over our shared network drive within hours. ;)

Light: I think it embedded itself directly into the files it infected, with no appreciable change in disk usage.

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