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Issue No.04 - July/August (1991 vol.11)
pp: 39-44
<p>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.</p>
Glorianna Davenport, Jonathan D. Harber, "Numbers-A Medium That Counts", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.11, no. 4, pp. 39-44, July/August 1991, doi:10.1109/38.126879
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