It's not often that Excel features in the national news headlines and, when it does, it is usually for all the wrong reasons. Over the weekend of 3rd/4th October, the government's coronavirus dashboard flagged a problem with the reported figures of positive Covid-19 tests.
The PHE Covid-19 testing data debacle has created a great deal of comment and discussion. Leaving aside the rights and wrongs of the actual issue, some of the attitudes it has revealed have been illuminating.
Hello all and welcome back to the Excel Tip of the Week! This week, we have a Basic User post in which we’re talking about part of the Excel window-dressing that often gets overlooked: the Status Bar.
It has been hard to miss the wave of recent publicity encouraging us to use our smartphones less, as terms like “digital wellbeing” and “digital detox” have entered the vocabulary. A slew of books and media articles tell us that our smartphones are drawing us in to wasting time on things that aren’t really important, disconnecting us from each other and reducing our ability to concentrate.