Short NPR "Planet Money" podcast about the history of spreadsheets, including interviews with the inventor of Visical:
> Note: This episode contains explicit language.
> Spreadsheets used to be actual sheets of paper. Sometimes, a bunch of sheets of paper taped together.
> Then, in the late '70s, a bored student invented the electronic spreadsheet. It transformed industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.
> As one journalist wrote more than 30 years ago, "The spreadsheet is a tool, and it is also a world view — reality by the numbers."
> Today's show was inspired by A Spreadsheet Way of Knowledge, a 1984 article by Steven Levy.