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Mitch Kapor: From Lotus 1-2-3 to Second Life

In this Super Techies video interview, Mitch Kapor discusses his career as a tech entrepreneur. He discusses his early experiences working on the first PC spreadsheet, Visicalc, and his subsequent founding of Lotus Development, creating the most ubiquitous business tool of its time.
Written by Dan Farber, Inactive

In this Super Techies video interview, Mitch Kapor discusses his career as a tech entrepreneur. He discusses his early experiences working on the first PC spreadsheet, Visicalc, and his subsequent founding of Lotus Development, creating the most ubiquitous business tool of its time. He also talks about competing with tech titans Bill Gates and Steve Jobs; his involvement in the Electronic Frontier Foundation; the fate of his pet personal information manager project, Chandler; his attraction to the Wikipedia model of peer production; and his current role as chairman of the board at Linden Lab, creator of the virtual community Second Life.

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