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Mitch Kapor remembers Lotus' Macintosh bomb

After developing 1-2-3, the first popular spreadsheet for the IBM PC and compatibles, Lotus hoped history might repeat when it came to the Mac. But Lotus Jazz for the Mac failed to deliver.

By January 23, 2014


Obama CTO touts tech as path to success for disadvantaged youths

U.S. Chief Technical Officer Aneesh Chopra, Lotus 1-2-3 founder Mitch Kapor, and Zach Sims of Codecademy are joining forces to create new ways to help young people--mainly from disadvantaged backgrounds--find pathways into technology.

By January 17, 2012


Mitch Kapor: 3D cameras will make virtual worlds easier to use

Virtual worlds are hard to use, but the founder of Lotus 1-2-3 and the first investor in Linden Lab thinks that 3D cameras will make them much easier to navigate.

By February 15, 2008


Mitch Kapor bails on the Chandler project

The tech luminary is stepping away from one of his pet projects, Chandler--which has never delivered on its promise to deliver a mind-blowingly innovative PIM suite.

By January 9, 2008


Kapor: 3D Internet is on the brink of mainstream

Linden Labs chairman and PC industry pioneer Mitch Kapor sees virtual worlds, or the 3D Internet, as a disruptive technology, like the PC once was.

By June 15, 2007


Kapor on Firefox: Let's not get ahead of ourselves

Mozilla chair Mitch Kapor urges caution about issuing triumphal predictions for the future of the browser landscape.

By January 14, 2005


Perspectives: Mitch Kapor's impossible dream

CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says the Lotus founder's search for an Outlook killer is a blast from the past. But can Kapor outduel Bill Gates?

By October 25, 2002


At the heart of the open-source revolution

Lotus founder Mitch Kapor oversees two open-source software foundations. His success could make Microsoft miserable.

By January 13, 2005


Software pioneer exits Groove board

Mitchell Kapor steps down as a director to focus on nonprofit activities--and also reportedly because he's troubled that Groove's software may be used in domestic surveillance.

March 11, 2003