Reply to post: Re: Where is the outrage?

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

Dave 126 Silver badge

Re: Where is the outrage?

You must have read a different comments thread. Most of the people here are either bashing MS, suggesting how Excel should behave, suggesting that scientists should a database, defending the use of excel in this context, talking about cats, or saying things about scientific research culture.

Reading between the lines, most of the comments here are based upon an unease that scientists should have to change their way of working to fit a tool. That most here aren't expressing their unease as outrage actually speaks well of them.

( As for removing loaded, potentially offensive terms, yeah, I might differ from the majority here, but in the appropriate threads I merely suggest to them that experiments and studies have been conducted and that it's worthwhile looking at them. It's not so much offense that is an issue, but continuously and subtly perpetuating views and assumptions that do not withstand objective scrutiny. )

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