One of the first things that caught my attention about Xcelsius is that it is fundamentally a paradigm-shifting technology. Xcelsius intentionally blurs the distinction between spreadsheets and presentation-layer dashboards.

Back in 2005, when the product first started getting traction, it was ahead of its time. Most of all, Xcelsius needed to catch up to its own revolutionary ideas. Back then, the spreadsheet portion and the canvas lived in parallel but disjointed universes. They could be tethered by statically linking component properties to fixed cell coordinates. This was a great proof of concept and ...

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