Posts tagged "nerd alert"

This Week in Trifling

Between the Excel error heard ’round the world and the terrorist watchlist spelling mistake, it’s already been a thrilling week for pedants. And now we have this: AIG won a lawsuit removal decision against Bank of America because of the Oxford comma. In short, AIG had sued B of A over mortgage-backed securities losses, and... Read more »

Nerdfest (Follow-Up)^2: A Tribute to Microsoft Excel

A delightful review from the BBC’s “The mysterious powers of Excel.” Highlights quoted below: As much as oil and water, our lives are governed by Excel… I still remember looking over a colleague’s shoulder at a spreadsheet which had a button in the middle of it. A BUTTON! Raised above the plain of the worksheet... Read more »
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