Wednesday, 01 March, 2006
Onion Story About Excel
Finally, The Onion has some spreadsheet content -- even though it's a sad story: Modern-Day John Henry Dies Trying To Out-Spreadsheet Excel 11.0.
Office laborers across the nation are mourning the passing of Wallace Peters, 42, the mythic three-column accountant at Chesapeake & Ohio Consultants who pitted himself against Microsoft's latest version of the popular spreadsheet program Excel.
Although Peters was able to balance his sheet a full 10 seconds before the program did, the man celebrated in song and story as the "cubicle worker's John Henry" was pronounced dead of a coronary thrombosis late Monday evening.