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PSA: Warning for Excel jockeys who think they bad
Posted by: Seacrest
Date: March 02, 2006 02:23PM
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Re: PSA: Warning for Excel jockeys who think they bad
Posted by: mick e
Date: March 02, 2006 02:56PM
That article was written for Greg The Dogsitter.





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Re: PSA: Warning for Excel jockeys who think they bad
Posted by: davester
Date: March 02, 2006 04:56PM
I am soooo old that when I started my first professional job we used to do project cost estimates using "spreadsheets". However, these were paper and pencil affairs done with large graph paper and pocket calculators. The big problem with these was if the boss said "what if we change the estimate of hours needed for these three tasks...how does that change our bottom line (lots of smudgy erasures on those spreadsheets, and lots of errors too). Computer spreadsheet programs hadn't been invented yet. I bet few or you youngsters here realized that the term "spreadsheet" long preceded the advent of the PC.



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