Spreadsheets Save Lives

The spreadsheet might be the greatest digital invention in history.

Of course tables and ledgers are a pre-digital technology, but the ability to enter formulas that auto-populate, edit, delete, reference other sheets, etc. is unique to the advent of personal computing.

In all my years of using computers and the internet, nothing has added more joy and value to my life than spreadsheets.

The best part about them is that they don’t lie. Budgets and data and formulas just tell you the facts. If we spend this much vs save, here’s how much we’ll lose in monthly interest. It’s just a brute fact. Then you can make choices.

I feel so peaceful every time I update or adjust my spreadsheets.