Have you ever been frustrated with the complexity of Excel and the amount of disk space it takes up? Are you longing for the long-gone 1980s? Now, thanks to Dan Bricklin, you can revisit the days of text-based spreadsheets! Dan created the first spreadsheet program called VisiCalc. He has arranged to make it available on his web site for personal use. I couldn’t resist! I downloaded the software, all 27 Kbytes of it, and I was able to immediately run it on my Windows XP system. After a brief run through the reference card that Dan reproduces on his web site, I was able to put together my first VisiCalc spreadsheet. Click on the thumbnail below to see the full screen shot. It sure was great seeing a program written more than 25 years ago able to run on a modern system!
FYI Visical does have a decimal bug.