Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn
On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 08:34:38AM +1100, Joyce, Matthew wrote:
> Excel is pretty neat and I wish there was a DOC Edit clone for linux.
When I worked at Microsoft there was some discussion: far and away the
most common use-case for Excel is entering a few rows and columns of
data and making a chart. But nobody uses Microsoft tools like Microsoft
itself: you should have *seen* some of the fancy spreadsheets the
GM-level staff put together.
I have this belief that 90% of jobs are unnecessary; they are just
something for people to do all day because otherwise they'd go out and
burn cars. Most of the things I have to do with Excel and Word fall in
For small datasets, I finally realized plaintext files and simple tools
like gnuplot are more flexible than Excel.