[FoRK] Numbers: first impressions

Adam L Beberg <beberg at mithral.com> on Sun Aug 12 18:25:29 PDT 2007

Jeff Bone wrote on 8/12/2007 3:15 PM:
> The "multiple, named tables per page" concept is very powerful.  The 
> expression language includes table-column-row qualified symbolic 
> references to cells, for example, rather than saying something like
>   =B3
> you can say
>   =August Cash

Excel does this, but I doubt many people know how, it's like 14 mouse 
clicks to name and then use something.

> Numbers is slow.  Part of this, I'm sure, is my now-obsolete 1.25 GHz / 
> 2GB PowerBook G4, but it's more than I would expect.

It is. Mine is the same. On the Intel 8-core everything is zoom. I'd 
also warn all the PPC people out there not to put OSX 10.5 on a PPC 
machine, it's going to suck kinda bad. Stay with 10.4. I need to downgrade.

> I hope Apple and Google get together on this;

Wow, I really never would have taken you for the "Government should take 
my data and spy on me please" type. Google isn't even pretending to be 
separate from DHS anymore.

Adam L. Beberg

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