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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Art, Gaming, Rock and Roll - What do you use Excel for?

An old friend from school (Yin Maher), shared this picture with me on Facebook - because it was amazingly made using Excel Autoshapes by 73 year-old Japanese artist, Tatsuo Horiuchi.

You can see more of Horiuchi's work, and even download the spreadsheets at the following link:

Tatsuo Horiuchi | the 73-year old Excel spreadsheet artist

Apart from contemplating on what it says about me that girls from school associate me with spreadsheets - it also got me thinking about other uses of Excel that Microsoft could never have conceived of.

One of the more obscure uses I have seen is the recreation of AC/DC's Rock and Roll Train video in Excel.

Another use, that stretches the boundaries of Excel is Canadian accountant Cary Walkin's creation of an entire fantasy video game in Excel.

So, what bizarre uses have you seen Excel put to? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.

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  1. Wow, this is awesome Glen...thanks for sharing on your blog!
    -bill s

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