2 thoughts on “Fixed that for you

  1. Exactly. Colored cells. Sigh. I wonder when basic SQL query ability will become part of the repertoire of the typical bench biologist. It’s not out of the realm of possibility — as I’ve said before, the average computational savviness of bench types has gone up significantly in the last decade, but yes, they still always want things in an Excel spreadsheet and never seem to realize that outside the financial context spreadsheets were developed in, they are a really bad tool.

    • As the old saying goes: when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. I don’t know what the solution is either, apart from early intervention by the computational biologist, then ramming it home at every opportunity.

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