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The Computer Spreadsheet Celebrates Silver Anniversary

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention of the computer spreadsheet and Mr.Excel, Bill Jelen, commemorates it by releasing The Spreadsheet at 25; the Evolution of the Invention that Changed the World.

The Spreadsheet at 25 is divided into four fun full-color sections: In Chapter 1, The History of Spreadsheets, you’ll learn about the spreadsheet pioneers such as Dan Bricklin and Bob Frankston to Mitch Kapor, Ted Lewis, and Pito Salas. And what year Excel took over the market from Lotus. From calculations to pivot tables, Chapter 2 covers the 25 Wonders of The Spreadsheet World. Landscape design, wind farm management, and flying an airplane are just a few of the Cool Things People Do With Excel revealed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4, 25 Cool Things You Can Do With Excel, is an amazing collection of downloadable spreadsheets complied by Jelen and his network of experts from around the world.

While spreadsheets were originally used just by accountants, today the full power of Excel can be used at work and at home. The Spreadsheet at 25; the Evolution of the Invention that Changed the World, is a great coffee table book that is both entertaining and educational. It even includes a pop-up page. The book retails for $19.95 US and can be purchased at or any bookseller.

“The perfect geek gift for 2005,” according Barnes & Noble. If you are not sure what to give your accountant for the holidays, Jelen’s book is the perfect solution.