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A bad day for DBAs: MIT boffins are replacing you with a mere spreadsheet

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Spreadsheets: doom through hidden complexity

Complex spreadsheets - with their hidden assumptions (as anyone who has tried to fix a legacy spreadsheet which is behaving in a 'way the user does not expect') are well known to be adequate write once programs, but are extremely difficult to maintain and validate.

Is this just going to do the same for applications that misuse this type of interface to generate more uncertainty?

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