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4th February 2008

The most sold stuff is not always the best …

And if this needed to be proven again, I would take Excel as an example.

How did this crap get sold in the first place ??? How come, after over 15 years of experience, it still doesn’t fulfil the basic requirements ???

What’s wrong with it, you may ask ? Well, let’s see:
– if you want to open 2 files with same name, but in different folders, you’ll have to use something else ;
– if you want to copy and paste non-adjacent cells (say, 1A, 1B and 1D ; note that I don’t want to copy the whole line, because I may already have something important in 1C, 1E, 2C and 2E), from the same line, they will be pasted in an adjacent way (2A, 2B and 2C instead of 2A, 2B and 2D) ;
– it is impossible to Undo after you’ve saved ;
– you name it, the list would be too long.

Thing is, any competitor do at least that much.

And I keep hearing here and there : “But … X can’t be that bad, it wouldn’t be so popular” Replace X with almost any over dominating product on the market (who said Windows ?). Think a bit, people, if somebody makes some crap and many people buy it, it still IS a crap product.

Good day !

This entry was posted on Monday, February 4th, 2008 at 17:35 and is filed under coup de gueule, in English please !. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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  1. 1 On February 23rd, 2008, Argancel said:

    Why do you use it then??

  2. 2 On April 3rd, 2008, Khrys said:

    I personally don’t :) I use competitors’ products depending of what I need. But since I run Windows only at work, I really don’t use it at all.
    But some of my colleagues do, and just about millions of people in the world …

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