Steve Wilhelm served as the development manager for Tibco’s MarketSheet for Windows, which was a Reuters-inspired spreadsheet for real-time information. Using those insights and looking at what has changed in the years since, Steve describes a hypothetical product called OpenSheet that takes into account the advances made in mobile computing, social networking, and open source in the last half decade.

As described by Steve, OpenSheet is a compelling product vision, and it makes me wonder: could there be a new kind of spreadsheet for real-time data that takes a three-dimensional view rather than the traditional spreadsheet table view, so that you could see the history of a stream? In other words, a “StreamSheet” visualization?