Computer Advances

From: Marvin <>
Date: Thu Jul 17 17:16:10 1997

Somehow, it seems like most of the major breakthroughs/advances in the
use of computers took place early on, i.e. word processing,
spreadsheets, and databases, and what has been taking place over the
past 15 - 20 years would fall more into a refinement catagory. We are
getting faster hardware, more ability (also known as bells and
whistles), but no major breakthroughs that open up a whole new field for
the use of computers. Am I missing something? I've heard that one of
the early spreadsheets (Visicalc?) was responsible for selling more
Apples than any of their marketing efforts. Regardless, that is the
type of advance that I am talking about.
Received on Thu Jul 17 1997 - 17:16:10 BST

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