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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Daniel Bricklin

If Daniel Bricklin would have continued with his first love, mathematics, the chronology of computer science would have definitely missed out on the electronic spreadsheet – VisiCalc. It was an invention that transformed computers from a heavy metal box to a device that could make work easier, faster and more accurate. After graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Daniel joined Digital Equipment Corporation and gained valuable work experience. After a few other planned shift s at the job, he finally decided to pursue his a Harvard MBA. His new college became the groundwork of something that was going to change his fortunes... literally! It was in Harvard that he developed an idea to formulate a program that would allow users to use numbers as efficiently as they use words. He envisioned a program that would let users perform all kind of calculations related to budget, inventories, cost estimates & investment. Along with his friend Bob Franksten, Daniel took the idea from the inception to implementation.

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IIPM Editorial, 2006, Arindam Chaudhuri's Initiative

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