Apple silicon aces 2.5-hour Zoom test

From the VisiCalc guy, on Twitter:

apple silicon zoom testMy take: Bricklin invented the spreadsheet and released it first on the Apple II in 1979. His Twitter-Zoom sequel is priceless.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    VisiCalc: my first computer spread sheet. Those were the days of real “floppy” drives/disks.

    VisiCalc spawned several competitors such as Lotus, Symphany and dBase. While the competition wrote for DOS powered IBMs, VisiCalc was an Apple II application, all of which were crushed by Excel.

    December 7, 2020
  2. Gregg Thurman said:
    “ I guess they were running an older version [of Zoom] that had a CPU-eating bug. “

    The M1 didn’t care about no stinking bug.

    December 7, 2020
  3. Fred Stein said:
    My sister just replaced her PC laptop with a Mac Book Pro (now on order).

    The Mac business is one more under estimated component of Apple’s business.

    December 7, 2020
  4. Bill Haymaker said:
    Don’t forget Excel predecessor Multiplan. The first piece of software I bought for my just introduced 128K Mac.

    December 7, 2020

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