Weird and Wonderful Spreadsheets

A while ago, I suggested that we pick a day to celebrate as Spreadsheet Day. There was a poll to pick a date, and October 17th, the release date of VisiCalc, got the most votes.
So, we still have lots of time to plan events for this year’s Spreadsheet Day. Do you have any ideas?

Spreadsheet Day

In the meantime, we know that every day is spreadsheet day, and we can celebrate that. I’ve been looking for examples of unusual ways that people use spreadsheets, and posting them on the Spreadsheet Day blog.
Why sunflowers? Why not? They’re lined up nicely, like a spreadsheet grid, and they look like they’re celebrating.
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So far, the spreadsheet examples have been intriguing, such as:

  • planning a spa day
  • drawing a town map
  • keeping track of World of Warcraft data
  • designing amusement rides

and much more to come.

Your Awesome Spreadsheet Examples

What’s the strangest thing you’ve used Excel for? If you have examples you’d like to share, please let me know, in the comments below, or by email: ddalgleish AT contextures.com. I look forward to seeing what creative things you’re doing.
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