Excel is 30!!! – what was your earliest memory of Excel? [weekend poll]
This week Excel turned 30. As per wikipedia,
Microsoft released the first version of Excel for the Macintosh on September 30, 1985
Let’s celebrate 30 years of Excel by reliving your first memory of it.
I will go first,
My first memory of Excel is from 2003. I just finished my engineering degree and started working as a software developer. I was also preparing for MBA entrance examinations. As part of this preparation, Every week I would take a practice exam (mock test). I wanted to keep track of my test scores, mistakes, strategies and analysis in one place. This is when I first used Excel. I made a spreadsheet with all these details and updated it every week. Thanks to it (and many other things), I secured admission to one of the best MBA schools in India in early 2004.
Around the same time, I also wrote my first piece of VBA code. This was part of my work as software developer. I created Excel based reports using VBA & Java APIs by fetching data from MySQL databases. Oh, the good old days of coding 🙂
What about you? What was your earliest memory of Excel? Please share in the comments
PS: Here is a time line of Excel history, made in Excel of course.
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