Frightening to think but I ACTUALLY had a dream last night wherein I was preparing for and running a class in Intro Excel – and although everyone showed up they quickly trickled out of the room because it was so BORING !!! They just didn’t care what I was talking about !
I woke in a cold sweat thinking “My God – nobody gives a shit anymore !!” – as if I didn’t already know. (It never occurred to me that maybe I am just BORING though).
I remember the heady days of 1-2-3 and the first few years of Excel’s eventual takeover when there were full classes of people who were really interested in seeing the “Cool” stuff in Excel. Now no one cares – and it’s so bad that it haunts my dreams 😦 …
I think we need to find a way to get people excited about this stuff all over again, not just because it’s in OUR interest buts because it’s in THEIR interests as well (and also that company called Microsoft but they don’t seem to realize it – yet).
Contrary to a post of a few days back I strongly believe that while the number of people with Excel on their desktops has grown exponentially over the years the number of actual Power Excel users has dropped arithmetically. No gain at all from the growth in opportunity. What’s wrong with this picture?