Tech History

January 2, 1979

Software Arts Incorporated

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Software Arts was a software company founded by Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston in 1979 to develop VisiCalc, which was published by a separate company, Personal Software Inc. (later named VisiCorp).

Software Arts also developed TK!Solver, a numeric equation solving system originally developed by Milos Konopasek.

By early 1984 InfoWorld estimated that Software Arts was the world’s 13th-largest microcomputer software company, with $12 million in 1983 sales.It was bought by Lotus in 1985.


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