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Astronaut Tim Peake reminds everyone about the time Excel mangled his contact list on stage at Microsoft AI event

JohnFen Silver badge

Re: Not defending Excel but

"In point of fact, most spreadsheets make perfectly usable SMALL databases"

Indeed. This is primarily what I personally use spreadsheets for (I'm not a bean-counter, so they aren't much use to me in their primary role).

I know how to use a real DBMS -- I use a variety of them daily in my work, and use them personally at home. But for a lot of things, a spreadsheet is just as good and a whole lot more convenient. The right tool for the right job, and all that.

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