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On 6/30/12 5:33 AM, Andreas Säger wrote:
Am 30.06.2012 02:37, Ken Springer wrote:

And I've not been able to come up with a competent explanation of what
I'm trying to accomplish.   :)

That's what *you* have got to explain to the application. Any competent
resource on spreadsheets tells you how to tell anything to the
application. That's were people fail because abstract thinking as
totally fallen off the cultural horizon. You can not expect that the
spreadsheet does anything for you. It's you who can learn how to make it
do something useful.
Otherwise get some handheld device and buy some app which does exactly
what you wanna do right now. It has been told to me that this is the
future of computing.

Uhm, I actually meant, I was having a hard time telling readers of this thread what I was trying to do, not the spreadsheet. :-)

But you are right, abstract thinking *and* critical thinking skills are no longer being taught anymore.

As the old saying goes, computers don't do what you want them to do, they do what you tell them to do. :-)


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