It is amazing how many people are under the impression that the primary
purpose of a spreadsheet, such as Microsoft Excel, is to "align my
data into perfect columns".
Case in point number 1:
(Backstory -- I am upstairs watching TV)
My wife is creating a budget. She types "$ 250.00(hard return)per person"
in column B, "19 people" in column C, calls out "hymie, what's 250 times
19?" I think for a couple of seconds and answer "4750," and she types
"$ 4750.00 total" into column D.
Case in point number 2:
My wife is creating an attendance sheet of names and dates.
She types "3/15" in column B, "3/22" in column C, and "3/29" in column D.
She forgets how many days are in March and types "4/6" in column E
and "4/13" in column F. I point out that Excel will do that for you,
and will even do it correctly; and she says "That's too complicated.
This way is easier."
This is always the point where I walk away.
I mean, do these people not know the underlying verb from which we get
the word "computer" ?
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