FAU ISM 3011 History Of Spreadsheets - The History of Spreadsheets A Recap As a species mankind has several distinct identifiers that separate him from

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The History of Spreadsheets: A Recap As a species mankind has several distinct identifiers that separate him from the rest of the creatures of the world. Some of those characteristics are our bipedal movement, large brains, the amount of time we spend to rear our young and opposable thumbs. Of the unique features mankind possesses the more prevalent or imperative traits are the fact that we are tool-makers and tool-users. Mankind’s high adaptability has significantly influenced these traits and our capabilities. For instance, humans went from huddling around a fire to keep warm to using fire to heat every day essentials such as food and water. Or as better illustration one can look at how man used to chip away tirelessly at rock to find ore and minerals, now we have harnessed electricity and use drills with precision. Of the many tools mankind has used and developed, plenty have gone overlooked. One tool in particular that we have created and use, which deserves more praise than it receives is the Spreadsheet. As Skolnik (2010) quaintly said it

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