Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Implementing VisiCalc

Date and Time

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


Online at Jitsi


Bob Frankston


A retrospective look at the early days of personal computing


Bob discusses his experience in writing VisiCalc back in 1978, and the many design decisions made along the way. He gave a similar talk for the Computer History Museum's “The Origins and Impact of VisiCalc” panel on April 8th 2003.


Bob Frankston is probably best known as co-creator of the original spreadsheet application, VisiCalc. His detailed bio is at []

Meeting Notes


  1. Implementing VisiCalc (Bob's personal website)

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