On the Pod with Dan Bricklin

If you are one of our listeners that grew up using computers in the late 70’s and early 80’s, our guest for this On the Pod needs no introduction. And if your not a geek, he is one of the few people that helped to revolutionise the desktop application space by being a co-creator of the first spreadsheet application…VisiCalc.

Ladies, gentleman and fellow geeks…we present for your listening pleasure…”On the Pod with Dan Bricklin

Join us and listen as Dan talks about his early days in the software space right through to what he is working on today.

VisiCalc

8 thoughts on “On the Pod with Dan Bricklin

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  2. Great interview. Rememer first hearing about Dave when I watched Accidental Empries (well that was the books name the video might have had a different name) by Robert X Cringley. I am not sure if you guys have seen it, but its a great show (Cam: Available at the Port Philip Library if you haven’t seen it. Its a three video set).

    On that point, that would be someone I would love to hear on your podcast, Robert X Cringley. Have seen two of his Documentaries and they are classics (Nerds 2.0.1 was the other about the start of the internet).
    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/

  3. Yeah…i’ve thought about trying to get Robert on…that would be pretty cool…along with Stewart Cheifet from “Computer Chronicles” and “Net Cafe”.

  4. The Nerds series of videos he did was pretty well done though…some of his newer video’s , like the recent one on the stock market, have been pretty good as well.

  5. “Cameron Reilly Says:

    May 9th, 2005 at 7:09 pm
    I have seen and read Robert’s books, and they are entertaining enough, but he’s a bit of a random Microsoft basher. ”

    You say that like its a bad thing!!
    Molly

  6. Great interview with Dan Bricklin. This brought back so many memories for me. For a time Programmers Paradise’s Lifeboat Software division published our ED for Windows product (http://www.getsoft.com). They published Dans’ Demo which he mentioned on the show.

    During contact negotiations Lifeboat put Dan forward as a reference and suggested I talk to him. Dan was well known to me and building up the courage to call him from down here in Australia wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to do. Anyway I did and we had a brief but interesting chat and I felt great when I got off the phone.

    I enjoyed every minute of the interview. It was inspiring and will help give me a little boost with my new product Surfulater.

    Keep up these great podcasts coming guys.

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