Originally released on Apple Macintosh computers on September 30, 1985 and then debuting on Windows systems two years later, Microsoft Excel just celebrated it’s 35th birthday. Excel has been living large ever since it usurped Lotus 1-2-3 as the de facto spreadsheet king in the early 90s. While Excel has enjoyed widespread repute as being a flexible and powerful tool, it hasn’t been without its growing pains and misuse by users.
We took to Twitter to see how others celebrated Excel’s 35th birthday.
@coderloco doesn’t trust Excel with dates, and the Excel Twitter account doesn’t disagree.
@pick6guru won’t be getting brownie points from his wife.
Happy Birthday @msexcel – I spend more time with you on a daily basis than my wife 😀 and admit you are the better one to spend time with!
— Mike Kulich (@pick6guru) October 1, 2020
@namlyd knows Python and R, but always comes back to an old friend.
Happy, Happy birthday, mate. My love for you is old and sure. I've learned python, I've learned R. But I still come back to you, old friend.
— Lydia Namubiru (@namlyd) October 2, 2020
And then there are the puns.
Happy birthday @msexcel. I give you my Word, that I don't Access any other app with more love than you! I hope you can feel the Power in my Point! You Mmm sEx cel under the spread sheet. 🥂
— Klara Karol (@klarnov251) October 1, 2020
Congratulations on 35 years of being a PIVOTal member of society! =CAKE
— Jenn Javier (@jilen) September 30, 2020
Awww thanks, we had an EXCELlent day! 🎉
— Microsoft Excel (@msexcel) October 1, 2020
Don’t forget the comments that only Excel users will get.
Happy 35th Birthday! A lot's changed since 31320.
— Brent Auble (@brentauble) September 30, 2020
Finally, the world will never forget Kelly Rowland texting Nelly on an Excel spreadsheet in her 2002 “Dilemma” music video.
Nothing will ever top this moment pic.twitter.com/Z7Ag48MVSV
— Jen Gentleman 🌺 (@JenMsft) October 1, 2020
Here’s to another 35, Excel!
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