most spreadsheets

I don’t have any media but I do have a working lapper with win 3.11 and Excel 5, and most versions since somewhere. But this guy beats me by a million miles.

Fair play, the world record for most spreadsheet applications, including media and instruction manuals. (around 800 !!)

I never used Visicalc commercially but I did have an exe that ran on Windows at one point.

When I started we were using paper spreadsheets and gradually introducing Lotus 123 on dos. Dunno what version but the upgrade to the one with the : shortcut to all the formatting stuff was eye popping.

What is the oldest working spreadsheet you have access to?

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4 Responses to “most spreadsheets”

  1. Patrick O'Beirne, spreadsheet auditor Says:

    Oldest installed is Excel 2003 on a previous laptop.
    I looked in a cupboard and found an original MS Multiplan in its shrinkwrap (“Runs on Amstrad !” sticker) . Maybe some dusty box has an Apple ][ floppy with VisiCalc. Obviously we have too much storage space. Don’t tell Kondo.

  2. Joe Serdakowski Says:

    I started with Visicalc on an Apple 3 computer in 1981. Changed my life. Left my job running a Process Development lab and enrolled at Brown University, leaving there 8 years later with a Ph.D. in Non-Newtonian Computational Fluid Mechanics. While there went through an Apple Lisa and 2 Macs. I have been working for myself, by myself since then.
    After reading your blog I found and booted up my 20+ year old Mac Powerbook 180 with Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 and Excel Version 5.0. System is Version 7.1.1. 14 MBs RAM. Still works!!!!
    Just finished up a few projects and am looking for something new. Any advice or suggestions would be most appreciated. You can see my work at http://www.WeKnowExcel.com and http://www.ComplyWell.com. You can reach me at joe@ComplyWell.com. Thanks for this wonderful blog. Keep up the GREAT work! Stay healthy and motivated. :)

  3. Hazel Edmunds (@CareersInfo) Says:

    The oldest I have, and still use regularly is Excel2000 with operating system of XP.
    I check banking/budget with it and also keep a check on books I own or would like to — before I did this I was guilty of buying duplicate copies!
    I have used Lotus123 and Supercalc but that was before I retired.

  4. dougaj4 Says:

    I still run Lotus 123, including timesheet and invoicing apps that aren’t broken and haven’t been fixed. I’m running 123 9.5, which looks like it was released in 1999.

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