Visi-fun ahead! Today we are looking at Visi On, a visionary user
interface developed for home computers. Along the way we will
discuss smalltalk, portability, and how the slick graphics over at
Xerox were adapted to run on smaller machines.
we are looking at VisiCalc, the original killer app. Hitting the
market in 1979, VisiCalc was the first computer spreadsheet
program. Through it's 6 year lifespan it was ported to everything
from the Apple II to the IBM PC to the Apple III. It dominated the
market and then... it disappeared.
Welcome to Advent of Computing, the show that talks about the shocking, intriguing, and all too often relevant history of computing. A lot of little things we take for granted today have rich stories behind their creation, in each episode we will learn how older tech has lead to our modern world.