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Microsoft Excel Turns 35 Years Old

October 5, 2020

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.

@namlyd knows Python and R, but always comes back to an old friend.

And then there are the puns.

Don’t forget the comments that only Excel users will get.

Finally, the world will never forget Kelly Rowland texting Nelly on an Excel spreadsheet in her 2002 “Dilemma” music video.

Here’s to another 35, Excel!

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