Continuing on with our “What’s inside Excel Everest?”, which showcases the introductory, “why is this important?” paragraphs found within the Excel Everest Excel tutorial.
…why is it important to learn?…
Quick history of Excel
Back in the earlier days of personal computers, Excel (and other spreadsheet) applications used to be THE reason you’d by a PC. Just like today how a lot of people buy an XBox to play Rock Band, back then people bought PCs to use Excel – well at least businesses would. The ability to do on the fly customizable numeric calculations in an intuitive way transformed many industries and truly catalyzed the early personal computer markets. Complex financial modeling became commonplace and much quicker. It’s important to understand a little bit of this history because it brings the sofware to life and helps show how powerful and game changing spreadsheet software really was.