R.I.P. Lotus 1-2-3

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Oh, wow ... I also had no idea it was still around! I used to use that back in college (almost 20 years ago!) when I worked at a bookstore and sometimes did data entry.
 
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Good grief, there's a relic from a bygone age! How quickly we forget what we once thought was revolutionary.
 
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Somewhere in this old house, I still have one of the original PCs loaded with Peachtree (the first(?) integrated word processor/spreadsheet/database package). When 1-2-3 came out, I was astounded by its capabilities. Its developer, Jonathan Sachs, was honored a few of years ago for his pioneering work. FYI, Jonathan is an amateur photographer who also developed Picture Window Pro and founded Digital Light & Color.
 
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Its sad how some of the technolgy of "yesterday" is already being forgotten. Time to go play my atari 2600 on my hi def 3d tv(battlezone in 3d is awesome).
 

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You remember
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dBase

I still have dBase III and dbase IV here around including all books (half a library).

Or do you remember the special edition mouse from Microsoft - the Iron Mouse?

Regards from Germany
Klaus
 
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Chris,
working for Big Blue since 1997, I know what you mean. And yes, Klaus, I do also remember dBase III, WordStar and all the rest we lived as something revolutionary at the time.
Actually I liked both Lotus 1-2-3 and the SmartSuite and was very disappointed when I discovered the more recent programs we had preloaded in our platform couldn't read the old .lwp files. I had lots of things that had become unusable. What a pity!
 
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Judging by all the comments in this thread, it sounds like they needn't have bothered making an announcement. I guess it was for those six people in a cave somewhere who were still using it...
 
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Had 123 at work. It was ok. Tried to resist moving to Excel, but I got used to it. Lotus Notes was another thing tho. Worst software I was ever forced to use. After I retired, they finally dumped it. Lotus Notes is a 4 letter word to me.

I just want WordPerfect brought back! Loved it on my old Amiga, and also the old Mac OS.
I still use WordPerfect, in fact, I’m using it to compose this post as I always do and have done for years. I prefer it over MS Word unless I need to do tables, then Word is easier to use, and I was forced to use Word at work, so I learned it. Not as nice as WordPerfect. I’m rebuilding this computer and will be moving from Win XP to Win 7 and I’m sure hoping WordPerfect will work on Win 7... My other half just said yes. It does work on Win 7.
 
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Anyone here remember VisiCalc? That's where I started on a AppleII Plus and then moved to lotus when I went PC a year or two later.
 
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