Spreadsheets, documents and SI units

If you are referring to a spreadsheet that was produced in MS Excel, please call it a spreadsheet; not an Excel spreadsheet. Likewise, please never refer to Word documents; documents will suffice.

If you refer to a spreadsheet or a document, I along with much of the rest of the world, will assume Microsoft. Only if this assumption is invalid should you qualify the noun. Thanks.

It seems we need some new SI units. Today I heard of one IT solution being five times more complex than another. I also heard of something having ‘tons’ of potential. And advertising is quoting a 70% increase in hair’s radiance. The committee that decides upon SI units needs to act fast to get all three of these baselined and suitable units identified.


One Response to “Spreadsheets, documents and SI units”

  1. elise on October 5th, 2006 04:12

    I like to call them all ‘docs,’ irrespective of the originating application. šŸ™‚

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