- Bob Frankston
Robert (Bob) M. Frankston (born
June 14, 1949in BrooklynNew York) is the co-creator with Dan Bricklinof the VisiCalcspreadsheet program and the co-founder of Software Arts, the company that developed it.
Frankston graduated in 1966 from
Stuyvesant High Schoolin New York City [cite web |url=http://www.frankston.com/public/Bob_Frankston_Bio.asp |title=Bob Frankston - bio |accessdate=2007-10-31] and in 1970 from M.I.T..
Frankston has received numerous honors and awards for his work:
Fellowof the Association for Computing Machinery(1994) "for the invention of VisiCalc, a new metaphor for data manipulation that galvanized the personal computing industry"
* MIT William L. Stewart Award for co-founding the M.I.T. Student Information Processing Board.
* The Association for Computing Machinery Software System Award (1985)
* The MIT LCS Industrial Achievement Award
* The Washington Award (2001) from the
Western Society of Engineers(with Bricklin)
* Fellow of the
Computer History Museum
* [http://www.frankston.com Bob Frankston's site/blog]
* [http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/r0605/29r05/29r05.asp&guid= Biographical article] from "Smart Computing"
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