"first" computer on the internet

Eric Smith eric at brouhaha.com
Sun Jul 20 20:53:18 CDT 2008


Chuck Guzis wrote:
> WordStar, CP/M were also-rans?  Seems to me that the also-rans pretty 
> much obliterated VisiCalc sales before too long (e.g. SuperCalc, 
> Multiplan, Microplan and a host of others).  If you want to set a 
> really high bar, then Lotus 1-2-3 might be the "first" with VisiCalc 
> just a bit player.

Well, that was basically my point.  If you set the bar for "commercial 
success" at an arbitrary point, you get an arbitrary "first".



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