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Dan Bricklin

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Daniel S. Bricklin (born 16 July 1951) is the co-creator, with Bob Frankston, of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program. He also founded Software Garden Inc., where he is currently the president, and Trellix Corporation.

Bricklin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from MIT, where he was a resident of Bexley Hall, and his MBA from Harvard University in 1979.

Also in 1979 Bricklin and Frankston founded Software Arts, Inc. and began selling VisiCalc, the first spreadsheet program available for personal computers. He was given a Grace Murray Hopper Award in 1981 for VisiCalc.

Bricklin was chairman of Software Arts until 1985, when he left to found Software Garden. He was the president of the company until he co-founded Slate Corporation in 1990. Slate closed in 1994 and so he returned to Software Garden.

In 1995 he founded Trellix Corporation. Trellix was bought by Interland, Inc. in 2003 and Brickland became Interland's chief technology officer.

He introduced the term "friend-to-friend networking" in August 11, 2000. bricklin.com (http://www.bricklin.com/f2f.htm)

Bricklin is currently president of Software Garden, a small company which develops and markets software tools he creates (most notably 'Dan Bricklin's Demo Program'), as well as providing speaking and consulting services.

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