Entrepreneur, executive, and investor; octo-dad; former Googler, now VP Product at

Since May of this year, I’ve been trying to snap screenshots and videos of those special moments when my software (or hardware) interactions have been… less than stellar.

Would you believe Microsoft bits have accounted for more than a few of these? Sure, but you have to go way back in time to find them. All the way back to Excel 2008 for the Mac, in fact.

I opened a spreadsheet and was treated to this modal dialog:

Excel File Error




Post a comment
  1. Dan #
    December 7, 2008

    Sounds like the file may have been corrupt. I certainly would rather know when I open it rather than silently losing data.

    Of course if it’s a spreadsheet you saved with Excel… then I’d agree that belongs in a hall of shame.

  2. December 8, 2008

    Hahaha, that’s pretty funny and sad at the same time.

    Do you have backups? 🙂

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. Boycott Novell » Microsoft Office: Fail, Literally

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS