In 1978, the first microcomputer spreadsheet program was developed. Since then spreadsheets have become widely used as productivity software for business and home computer users. Many of today's MIS faculty members use a variety of spreadsheet programs, but the origins and evolution of this product category is of on-going interest to students, managers and MIS faculty. This article is a contemporary history of microcomputer spreadsheets based on primary and secondary sources.
Power, Daniel J.
"A History of Microcomputer Spreadsheets,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 4, Article 9.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol4/iss1/9