This new service inspects a bit like a word processor and a bit like a spreadsheet. But it’s trying to move beyond 40 years of software history.
When you think about it, its own history of productivity software is amazingly short-lived on unruly times. Google Sheets, for instance, may be web-based and coordinating, but its conceptual bones are the same as those of Microsoft Excel( demonstrated 1985 ), which itself followed the lead-in of Lotus 1-2-3( 1983) and VisiCalc( 1979 ). That’s not a knock on Google; it’s just proof that the spreadsheet has miraculous staying power as a workplace tool. The same is true of the word processor, performance box, database, email buyer, and a few other everlasting verities of business productivity.
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