Just heard on the radio coming home from work today that Microsoft is laying off 5000 employees. So, business is down even for a company that to date has never had a layoff? Hey Bill Gates! Here’s why your business is down: Excel 2007 – and I’m hoping that those being laid off are the ones responsible for Excel 2007. What an absolute disaster Excel 2007 is. I can’t wait until the next iteration of Microsoft Office comes out. I think I can safely predict that future versions of Office will have the “new style” ribbons as well as the “old style” pull-down menus. I’m so frustrated with Excel 2007 that I’m digging deep into my file drawers searching for my DOS SuperCalc program. Only someone who had never before worked with a spreadsheet, or had no experience with charts and graphs, and was probably an art major who flunked out of college could have devised such a convoluted piece of software. And, oh by the way, thanks Microsoft for all the on-line support you offer. NOT!! How embarrassing it must be for a company of Microsoft’s stature to have external third-party training manuals start off by saying, “Most experienced Excel users will find the new version of Excel frustrating at first.” NO KIDDING! Dang! I just realized that my SuperCalc programs are on a 5.25″ floppy disk and I have a computer that doesn’t have a floppy disk. I wonder if that 8086 processor computer is still in the attic?