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"The world runs on Excel, and we should be afraid"

Ah. No SQL. No Java. No C#. No webapps. No JavaScript. No IT economy (Apple, eBay, Google, FaceBook, Oracle, SAP, etc.: they're all running on spreadsheets producing what? Spreadsheets of course).

Corporate drones use Excel. The corporate world represent less than % of the GDP. Hence:

"The world runs on Excel, and we should be afraid".

Perfect linkbait title. Well done. I'm sure the spike of trafic thanks to HN has been noticeable.




The Corporate Word does represent a smallish % of GDP. But the impact of 1) Government Departments, 2) Banks, 3) Infrastructure Providers (eg Telco's) are felt by everyone in the economy.

Quick Thought Experiment: which would be more disruptive - every YC company shutting down for a day (as-in all their services going offline and completely unavailable) or $LARGEST_BANK or $LARGEST_TELCO in your country shutting down for the same 24 hours?

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>Perfect linkbait title. Well done. I'm sure the spike of trafic thanks to HN has been noticeable.

Simon and James are both best selling authors and have been blogging about economics and finance for years. Simon was the economic head hauncho at the IMF and is a professor at MIT.

I'm sure they are concerned about the traffic spike from HN...

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