Tuesday, November 14, 2017

History of PowerPoint

The history of MS Office is riveting.

This essay in IEEE Spectrum recounts the "Improbable Origins of PowerPoint". I did not know that Xerox PARC had such a direct influence of on MS Office (including MS Word).

Reading the essay, one gets a sense for how fluid the desktop computer landscape was between the advent of the Apple Lisa and Microsoft's bundling of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.