Bob Frankston

Bob Frankston

Robert (Bob) M. Frankston (born June 14, 1949 in Brooklyn New York) is the co-creator with Dan Bricklin of the VisiCalc spreadsheet program and the co-founder of Software Arts, the company that developed it.

Frankston graduated in 1966 from Stuyvesant High School in New York City [cite web |url= |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:
* Fellow of 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


External links

* [ Bob Frankston's site/blog]
* [ Biographical article] from "Smart Computing"

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