A spreadsheet for MS-DOS from Lotus Development Corporation. It can be programmed using “macros” and comes with a separate program to produce graphs and charts but this cannot be run at the same time as the spreadsheet. It has keyboard-driven pop-up menus as well as one-key commands, making it fast to operate. Lotus 1-2-3 supported EGA and later VGA graphics. Early versions used the filename extension “WK1”.
Lotus 1-2-3 has been the subject of several user interface copyright court cases in the US.
1-2-3’s successor, Symphony, had simultaneous update of spreadsheet, graph and word processor windows.
- Lotus development corporation
company A software company who produced Lotus 1-2-3, the Symphony spreadsheet and Lotus Notes for the IBM PC. Disliked by the League for Programming Freedom on account of their lawsuits. Quarterly sales $224M, profits $10M (Aug 1994). Telephone: +1 (617) 225 1284. [Where are they? Founded when? Other products? E-mail? Internet?] (1994-11-16)
[loh-tuh s-ee-ter] /ˈloʊ təsˌi tər/ noun 1. Classical Mythology. a member of a people whom Odysseus found existing in a state of languorous forgetfulness induced by their eating of the fruit of the legendary lotus; one of the lotophagi. 2. a person who leads a life of dreamy, indolent ease, indifferent to the busy world; […]
noun a place or state of idle pleasure and luxury, contentment and self-indulgence Word Origin from works of Homer noun phrase
- Lotus notes
A group of application programs from Lotus Development Corporation which allows organisations to share documents and exchange electronic mail messages. Notes supports replication. (1994-10-27)