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Numbers-A Medium That Counts
July/August 1991 (vol. 11 no. 4)
pp. 39-44

The use of spreadsheets to bring hypermedia to the office is proposed. It is argued that the numeric cell is a powerful generic object type, and its use is explored. The application of Hypercalc (a prototype hypermedia spreadsheet constructed by combining an authoring interface with a series of video device drivers written for Informix's Wingz, a graphical spreadsheet with a built-in scripting language) to a business case study is described. The tools of the resulting environment, called Hypercase, are discussed. The limitations of the traditional monomedia approach to business case studies are outlined.

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Glorianna Davenport, Jonathan D. Harber, "Numbers-A Medium That Counts," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 39-44, July-Aug. 1991, doi:10.1109/38.126879
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