-Updates 10.4 Security and Reliability 14.5 The State of Software 5.5 The Spreadsheet: Software for SImulation

Spreadsheets are Spreading Misinformation

spreadsheet_errorIf you misspell a word in a paper or use the wrong font in a presentation, your error may be embarrassing. If you use the wrong formula in a spreadsheet, your error might be devastating. According to a recent study, the typical spreadsheet is riddled with math errors. This short Market Watch article should serve as a wake-up call to scientists, engineers, business people, students and others who do high-consequence work with numbers.

-Cross Currents 13.3 E-Business 2.0: Reinventing Web Commerce 14.5 The State of Software 4.2 Software Applications: Tools for Users

There’s an App for… Everything!

Is software taking over the world? In this Wall Street Journal article, Mark Andreessen argues that it is taking over the economic world. Most of today’s business stars, are, at some level, software companies. His predictions about the future of global business and the American economy are worth thinking about.