Dan Bricklin

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope
Dan Bricklin

Name: Daniel S. Bricklin

Born: July 16, 1951, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • Created VisiCalc and is considered the father of the spreadsheet.
  • Helped develop the first word processing system.
  • Founded Software Garden, Inc., of which he is currently president, and Trellix Corporation, which is currently owned by Web.com.

Significant publications

  • Bricklin on Technology (2009).

Honors and awards

  • Grace Murray Hopper Award for VisiCalc (1981).
  • Inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (1994).
  • IEEE Computer Society Computer Entrepreneur Award (1996).

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