While many may forget, the VisiCalc application revolutionised computing when it appeared in the late 1970s.

The application launched the whole notion of business computing, and helped kick-start the personal computer industry we know today.

LowEndMac has published an extensive interview with VisiCalc's co-developer, Dan Bricklin. The report covers the developer's early background, and the situation he faced when he helped create the application.

"The idea that there would be a computer on every work desk was something we all knew should happen - but given the slow acceptance of computers for everyday use in the office over the years, we knew such penetration had many barriers," Bricklin explains.

The report carries on to look at the history and surrounding events that affected development of the industry, and explains the tech industry innovator is now working on an online and Open Source spreadsheet application, to be called 'WikiCalc'.