From: Zeus334 <>
Date: Fri Jan 2 20:48:45 1998

Another thing: I saw a copy of Lotus 123 for the Rainbow 100. Anyone want

In a message dated 98-01-02 19:06:16 EST, you write:

<< Actually I think VisiCalc WAS the early version of Lotus 123. I don't
 remember all the names but VisiCalc was originally developed by some guy as
 a school project. One of the other students liked it and bought the rights
 to it for something like $100 and formed Lotus Developement Corp (I think
 that's the right name). It was first marketed as VisiCalc and was
 virtually unchanged from the original project software except for being
 ported to different systems. Later the name was changed to Lotus 123 and
 the product was further developed. Another case of the inventor ending up
 sweeping floors and a promoter becoming rich with someone else's idea.
 (Tesla >> George Westinghouse) (Henry >> Oliver Winchester) etc etc. >>
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