40 Years Later, Lessons From the Rise and Quick Decline of the First ‘Killer App

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I'm a huge fan of learning from history and evolving - great read on the first productivity apps and platform wars, bets made, and wins/losses - VisiCalc, the world’s first spreadsheet, took the nascent personal computing world by storm, and just as suddenly ceased to exist—in the process, writes Christopher Mims, it transformed how companies are built and how all of us make decisions

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