As a former member of the Excel team (specifically PivotTables), it makes me happy to think about how much Excel is used. As a fresh college graduate, I had never used PivotTables before. I would talk to random people and mention that I worked on PivotTables and they would wax lyrical about how much time they saved by using that feature. Nice.
“Excel is the program that has launched thousands of startups and justified millions of layoffs, planned out household budgets and charted the course for complex securities that almost took down the economy. For better or worse, it is the software that has given everyone the means to play with numbers and ask, ‘What if?’”