[ENH] New idea: Integrated spreadsheet support for Squeak
sarkela at home.com
Fri Nov 2 13:33:20 UTC 2001
Ummmm.... let me see.... probably a big
C.ompany and they would probably process lots of
I.nformation and need to
A.nalyze the info for implicit content...
Hmmmm, wonder who it may have been??? ;-}>
> From: Alan Kay <Alan.Kay at squeakland.org>
> Reply-To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 00:15:19 -0800
> To: squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org
> Subject: Re: [ENH] New idea: Integrated spreadsheet support for Squeak
> Three guesses as to who the first customer was ....
> At 3:27 AM +0100 11/2/01, Helge Horch wrote:
>> At 12:20 27.10.2001 -0800, Alan Kay wrote:
>>> Also, going way back in history, one of the first and most famous
>>> systems written in Smalltalk when it came out of Xerox PARC was the
>>> Analyst, essentially a big spreadsheet system in which each cell was
>> Hmm, the marketing material I have here (for the XSIS product, V2.1
>> and 3.0) seems to suggest a broad spectrum, along the lines of
>> "integrated application suite." Outliner, Business Charts, Forms,
>> Databases, Maps, Spreadsheets, DTP, etc. An Expert System Shell
>> (HUMBLE) thrown in for good measure. Management of security and
>> access levels. Must have made The Customer quite happy.
>> BTW, the spreadsheet component ASP, the "Analytic Spreadsheet
>> Package", has been described by Kurt Piersol in the OOPSLA 1986
>> proceedings, pp. 385--390.
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