> BTW: "matrix" and "linear system of equations" are *not* synonymous.

Perhaps he was thinking of the matrix of coefficients used when solving
such systems.

I'm rather astounded this debate could last so long, it seems so silly.
Anyway, here are some points of non-issue I feel have emerged.

* Excel isn't a proper programming language

* But if you do consider it a language, then it would be a functional
language.

* Functional programming, despite its faults, isn't particularly weird
  or difficult at all. Which isn't so strange Mike, when you consider
  the last point.

* Please Mike, go write us something cool in Excel and send it back to
  the list, to show us how awesome it is when compared to other
  languages. Josh has some suggestions!

Cheers
Johnny