Origin of row/column based database software

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Tue Aug 24 01:39:43 2004

On Fri, 2004-08-20 at 12:52, Mike Ford wrote:
> AFAIK spreadsheets are a fairly old engineering practice, originally done
> manually on paper and slowly ported to automation and computers. What about
> the old accounting machines, they are sort of spreadsheets.

Tabular data on paper is probably almost as old as paper. Certainly 17th
century. Mathematical/navigational/astrological (aka astronomical)
tables, for example.
Received on Tue Aug 24 2004 - 01:39:43 BST

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