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The bloke on the next desk to me uses a pocket calculator to add up lists of numbers that are contained in an Excel spreadsheet.
I've tried telling him about the calculating abilities built into Excel but he won't listen and continues to use the pocket calculator (He says I've got this calculator I bought in 1990 so I'm going to continue to use it!).
Now he's complaining that the batteries in the pocket calculator are running out...
No sh*t. I work for a company where all of the technical managers are former mechanical engineers. Every document is an Excel spreadsheet, or a spreadsheet embedded in a PowerPoint presentation they pilfered from a marketing yabbo.
Just checking that the answer is what I expect. I often have to add items to list of figures and then (if I remember) do a copy down of the equation. So I like to know I have done all the steps necessary to get the right answer.
That's a pity, as some of us here must have known that Excel can do much more compared to pocket calculator in shorter amount of time. Hey, may be you could suggest to that bloke that abacus can sometimes do certain calculations much faster than pocket calculator and abacus doesn't need battery.
Hey, may be you could suggest to that bloke that abacus can sometimes do certain calculations much faster than pocket calculator and abacus doesn't need battery
Wrong... it is the person using the abacus, who is faster, not the abacus.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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