On Thursday 25 July 2002 08:41 am, Benjamin Peterson wrote:
> >The functionality of a spreadsheet had been around
>
> for years embedded in
>
> >various business applications that were tedious and
>
> unexciting to their
>
> >users.
>
> And then came VisiCalc and Excel, which were not at
> all tedious and unexciting!

Actually, there is a class of users out there that find the spreadsheet 
metaphor so exciting and empowering that they think they can do anything with 
it. (I am not one of them.  I just stand in awe of their ability to saw with 
a hammer.)

>
> Seriously, though, if there were a Ruby GUI tool that
> you could use to create another Excel -- *that* would
> be exciting.

Of course.

>
> Benjamin Peterson
>
>
> x