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

jake Silver badge

Re: User Error

It's not the tool. It's the choice of tool. The tool is doing EXACTLY what it was designed to do. It is hardly the tool's fault that it doesn't do what somebody expects it to do.

It amazes me that some readers of this august forum seemingly expect the tool to read the mind of the user, and then do that thing instead of what it was programmed to do.

So let me get this straight ... if you order the fish at a steakhouse, and you actually received fish (as ordered) instead of steak you bitch to the waiter about it "because everybody knows that you eat steak at a steakhouse"? That's hardly sensible, now is it?

Be very careful what you wish for ... DWIM functionality causes far more headaches than it fixes. See modern autocorrection if you're not old enough to remember Damn Warren's Infernal Machine.

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