Bricklin on TechnologyBricklin on Technology

... simultaneously in Canada ISBN: 978-0-470-40237-5 Manufactured in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 I Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bricklin, Dan, 1951— Bricklin on technology / Dan Bricklin. p. cm.

Author: Dan Bricklin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470500583


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In a world that divides us, technology creates connection. Cell phones, e-mail, digital cameras, personal Web sites—they all join us, however tenuously, to what we value. Is connectivity what we’re willing to pay for? Should technology be our servant or a tool that helps us do other things? What can we really learn from Napster? What would intelligent standards for touch-screen user interface look like? How does technology evolve, and what drives that evolution? For Dan Bricklin, technology cannot exist independently of the lives and needs of those who use it. For more than a decade he has shared his thoughts on this essential interdependence in blogs, podcasts, and essays. This volume compiles those observations, putting together case histories and new reflections for a fascinating study of how people and technology affect one another. Whether you’re a software developer or a student of human nature, you’ll find yourself drawn into this most intriguing discourse—because you are its subject.

TIME LIFE American InventorsTIME LIFE American Inventors

Bricklin is known as something of a guru in the technology sector; in addition to lecturing, he hosts “Dan Bricklin's Software Licensing Podcast” and is the author of Bricklin on Technology, a book about the relationship between people ...

Author: The Editors of TIME-LIFE

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781683302940


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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri} From Thomas Edison to Alexander Graham Bell to Benjamin Franklin to Henry Ford to the Wright Brothers, our country has been built upon a foundation of innovation. A melting pot of diversity, America harbors a collaborative spirit and inspires an exchange of ideas where what is developed by one inventor is adopted by others and pushed further, improved, and perfected, fusing different perspectives together as one.

In this all-new special edition from TIME LIFE, American Inventors chronicles those minds that transformed the worlds of Industry, Information, Home, Health, and Transportation and inspired generations to come. Learn more about the inventors that went down in history for their vision, dedication and perseverance in this celebration of American ingenuity. As automotive inventor and businessman Charles Kettering once put it, although “the world hates change, it is the only thing that has brought progress” and this nation is composed of a rich history of genius that continues to inspire progress each and every day.

The Tym Before The Tym Before

An interesting sidebar is that Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston wrote VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet115 and the single program most responsible for legitimizing the business use of microcomputers, in MOS Technology 6502 Assembler on a ...

Author: Nathan Gregory


ISBN: 9781387824755


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The Cloud! It sounds fluffy and soft. Amorphous, remote, floating above the world. Run it in the Cloud, we say. A modern metaphor, but we once had another name, a more descriptive name for using someone elseÕs computer. We called it timesharing. Today we mix the idea of using distant computers and the idea of communicating via a network and call the combination The Cloud, imagining we have invented something new. But it isnÕt so new after all. Beginning in the 1960s, a company created a successful business making remote computer services available inexpensively to anyone via a network built for that purpose. In doing so, they created the first cloud. Companies offered online resources from banking to research, email to instant messaging, and the ability to run applications on powerful, remote computers and access them from anywhere. They called it Tymnet, and the company was Tymshare.

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... 241, 262 Balkan Holidays 33 banks global crisis 162 planning 142 technology talent 218 World Bank 264 banner ... BRIC countries 261 Bricklin, Dan 95, 212–13 Bricklin on Technology (Bricklin) 95 bridge funding 137 Brin, Sergey 20–2, ...

Author: David Soskin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470971352


Page: 328

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"This book has been written by an experienced entrepreneur who has built a highly successful online business. He understands the challenges first hand, and gives readers invaluable advice about the how they too can make it big in the digital world." —Luke Johnson, Chairman Risk Capital partners and Financial Times columnist Online business can be a goldmine – or a minefield. David Soskin, former CEO of Cheapflights and Chairman of, has faced all the problems thrown up by building a business on the Internet, and solved them. Here, he shows you how to: Convert a brilliant idea into something that actually pays Get the funding you need to expand Build a great team of staff and advisers Keep the cash flowing Go global! Net Profit provides much needed inspiration and reassurance for would-be start ups and established businesses who want to do more online. "I wish this book had been written ten years ago when I first entered the e-commerce industry." —Glenn Fogel, EVP - Corporate Development and International, "David Soskin combines the insightful mind of a top consultant, the hardened vision of a serial entrepreneur, and the practicality of a successful businessman. Read this book!" - Robin Buchanan, Adviser/Board member of multiple companies, previously the Dean and President of London Business School and also the UK Senior Partner of Bain & Company, the leading global consulting firm.

Technology EntrepreneurshipTechnology Entrepreneurship

VisiCalc was the brainchild of Dan Bricklin while he was studying for his MBA at Harvard Business School in 1978. He observed that an error in a single cell of a common (paper) spreadsheet required that the value in every other cell be ...

Author: Thomas N. Duening

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080922880


Page: 590

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Recognizing the unique needs of the technology startup, Duening focuses on intellectual property development, funding, and marketing/selling more than other texts in this market. Extensive use of technology examples, case studies, and assignments keeps the book relevant and motivating for engineering students. Rich in case studies, examples, and in-chapter elements that focus on the challenges of launching and operating a technology venture In-depth examination of intellectual property development, valuation, deal structuring, and equity preservation, issues of most relevance to technology start-ups Extensive discussion of technology management and continuous innovation as a competitive advantage Addresses the issue of leading, managing, motivating, and compensating technical workers More time on the fundamentals of marketing and selling, as these are elements of entrepreneurship commonly most neglected by engineers and scientists


Bricklin warned that technology will bog down in the courts. "Litigation is used as a business tool," he said. "It's not good for our industry or our country." Several software wizards said their talents — and preferences — lie far from ...





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The InnovatorsThe Innovators

... of parts of this book for crowdsourced comments and corrections on Medium, Dan Bricklin offered useful suggestions. ... Bricklin and Bob Frankston and on chapter 12, “VisiCalc,” in Dan Bricklin, Bricklin on Technology (Wiley, 2009).

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476708690


Page: 542

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A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace. By the author of Steve Jobs. 500,000 first printing.

Managing Technological InnovationManaging Technological Innovation

In 1978, Dan Bricklin was a student in the Harvard Business School. He and his friend Bob Frankston had been working on a spreadsheet program for the Apple. Spreadsheets were just what business students needed.

Author: Frederick Betz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470547823


Page: 384

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Written by the author who helped crystalize the field of technology management and the management of innovation with the first two editions of Managing Technological Innovation, this Third Edition brings the subject in line with current business strategy. It also presents information in a newer organized format that aligns more closely with how the topics are presented and discussed in the classroom. Also included is a wider discussion of how science and technology interact with the global economy.

Technology TrendlinesTechnology Trendlines

PRE FACE It wasn't that many years ago when keeping up the pace of technological change was an easy task . ... When Dan Bricklin , now president of Software Garden , wrote VisiCalc he did not know that he would be the mentor of a way of ...

Author: Jessica Keyes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471286923


Page: 394

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This book demonstrates how businesses can take advantage of today's advanced technologies and emerging information technology trends. Includes formulas, case studies, and strategies that show managers how to follow in the footsteps of today's corporate visionaries from such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Sprint, and Digital.