Saturday, January 15, 2011

Living and Breathing Excel

It’s Excel’s 25th Anniversary Year. As someone who is lives and breathes Excel, it’s great to see Excel greats from Microsoft speak. People like Charles Simonyi who gave us the Hungarian Naming Convention (and influenced not only Excel VBA but many other products) had a hand in Excel. And I remember this colleague called Mei Ling – she was into Multiplan as well – when I said why? It’s R1C1 – that’s dyslexically confusing compared to Lotus 1-2-3, Supercalc, Visicalc and now Excel’s A1 (grin). Little did I know when you program Excel in VBA, it’s often easier to think in R1C1 for cell addressing. Two videos from the Office team:

 

History of Excel Part 1


History of Excel Part 2

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