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Month: January 2009

Jan. 26, 1983: Spreadsheets as Easy as 1-2-3

1983: Lotus Development Corporation begins selling its spreadsheet application for Microsoft DOS, called 1-2-3.

1-2-3 was not the first spreadsheet application — it was preceded by VisiCalc. But 1-2-3 quickly became the most popular, helping to boost sales of IBM PCs and PC clones, all of which ran DOS, and facilitating the rapid rise of Microsoft’s operating system.… Read the rest

Gadget Lab 2007-2008.

Here’s a snapshot of what I’ve been working on the past two years.

Page views on Wired’s Gadget Lab blog, 2007-2008:

Chart showing traffic on Gadget Lab

In the past year, our monthly traffic has increased more than 3x.

Gadget Lab is currently the #20 blog in Technorati’s index of the top-ranked blogs worldwide: Gadget Lab Technorati profile.… Read the rest

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