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The Spreadsheet Trap!
Thomas M. Stockwell
What’s Wrong with My Spreadsheet (and why are you on my case?!?)

I’ve got a record-keeping system – and it’s a good record-keeping system! I’ve
been using it for years, and – except now and then when it goes bump in the night
– it’s perfect! So what if it’s on Excel? – Anonymous Winemaker

Spreadsheets! As winemakers, we may love them for their ease of construction, fast response, and ad hoc, what-if, versatility. But if you’re using them for long-term, comprehensive record-keeping functions, you’ve got a problem. And sooner or later that problem is going to bite you, causing you to spend hours identifying the cause, debugging the formulas, and/or recovering from back-up.

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