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michelle
michelle
1/31/2017 11:46:27 PM
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Re: bandwidth utilisation
Adoption of a new spreadsheet tool is a lot like switching banks. I assume this is the case. I don't switch up my spreadsheet tools.

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ms.akkineni
ms.akkineni
1/24/2017 4:44:10 PM
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Re: Gigabit needs
Gigabit is optional for developers, engineers, video gamers and those who use the laptops for business purposes such as DJs, photograhers, etc.

@freehe:


This is absolutely right. Gigabit trend at least now is limited to the personal level and prference. It may take some time to for this to gte to the next level.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 6:54:11 PM
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Re: bandwidth utilisation
> "a database platform that is supposed to be very easy to use and has many advantages over the traditional spreadsheet."

There have been a few of these sort of apps over the years.. I've yet to see any of them catch on in the same way as Excel.. :P

I still miss dabbledb.com -- that was a great database/spreadsheet service (until Twitter bought the company and killed the product).

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/4/2017 6:51:00 PM
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Re: bandwidth utilisation
The dominance of Excel has always intrigued me. It wasn't the first spreadsheet. Somehow when Lotus123 was the dominant spreadsheet app, MSFT bundled Excel with Windows -- and IBM didn't port Lotus123 to Windows quickly enough. The result was that Excel became the default spreadsheet app for businesses right at the time when everyone started to use PCs. But it's still strange to me that Excel has such a lock on the market with Google Docs offering a very similar app, and open source alternatives from Open Office and the like.

I suspect Excel remains the main spreadsheet because it has a network effect of installed users. You can't share your excel file correctly unless someone else also has excel (because the file converters for Open Office and Google Docs spreadsheets are awful). 

I'm not sure what will get people to turn away from Excel. Excel has a built in programming language that people have already learned.. so there's even more barriers to switch, unless somehow an alternative spreadsheet comes along with identical functions and much simplier programming tools..?

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michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 9:15:29 PM
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Re: GIgabit's App
@freehe I'll have to agree with that. I would like UHD but I don't want to pay the current rates for it (therefore I wait until pricing plunges).

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michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 8:16:50 PM
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Re: GIgabit's App
@Joe Thank you for that. :D I'll be sure to use the marketing-correct term from now on. 

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:15:02 PM
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Re: GIgabit's App
@Michelle: I think the marketing term for it is "product lifecycle".  ;)



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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:14:12 PM
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Re: bandwidth utilisation
@freehe: Reminds me of a similar job interview I had in which I made several recommendations for a woefully underinvested company as the interviewers' eyes goggled.  I didn't get the job -- likely at least in part because of the enormous cost I would pressure them to spend.

I've since learned to keep my mouth shut about that sort of thing in such circumstances.  ;)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
12/31/2016 8:12:25 PM
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Re: bandwidth utilisation
@mhh: But that's what happens with simplicity -- or, to be more precise, accessibility.  The apps get "abused."

You can have accessible and still be lacking in simplicity, but you can NOT have simple without having at least a certain degree of accessibility.

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michelle
michelle
12/31/2016 8:12:08 PM
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Re: GIgabit's App
Of course! Better, better, better and more stuff. Marketing and such ;)

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