On Sat, 2013-11-02 at 15:20 -0400, James Knott wrote:
Just a simple question, Do you know who originally designed Microsoft
IIRC, they bought what became Excel and I believe Word too, from other
Microsoft did not develop the first office productivity packages.
Several predated any MS offerings and were available before the IBM-PC
was released. How MS precisely entered the office productivity market is
less important than the fact there were other packages available at that
time. Basic text parsing has been done for a long time.
Visi-Calc was the first spreadsheet and was available on the Apple II.
Dedicated word processors (Wang) were available.
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