Excel Roundup 20140127

We got a Mac in April 1984, when they were first released in Canada – 30 years ago! It’s still in the computer museum in our basement (that’s a fancy term for junk pile).

At an October 1983 sales conference, Fred Gibbons (Software Publishing Corp.), Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Mitch Kapor (Lotus Development) participated in the Macintosh Software Dating Game, hosted by Steve Jobs.

In his introduction, Bill Gates said, “In 1984, Microsoft expects to get half of its revenues from Macintosh software.” I wonder what the percentage is today.

Or watch on YouTube: 1983 Apple Software Dating Game

Contextures Posts

Here’s what I posted last week:

  • Finally, for a humorous peek at what other people are saying about Excel, read this week's collection of Excel tweets, on my Excel Theatre blog.

Other Excel Articles

Here are a few of the Excel articles that I read last week, that you might find useful:

  • If you thought that Excel was only for business, Sophie explains how she found romance in a spreadsheet.
  • It’s a pain to program Winzip from Excel, and Scott Lyerly shares his Class Wrapper for Winzip, to make the task easier.

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What Did You Read?

If you read any other interesting Excel articles last week, that you’d like to share, please add a comment below.

Please include a brief description, and a link to the article.


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