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Old 13th November 2013, 08:56   #1
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AppleInsider caused a titter amongst Apple fanboys when it pointed out that Microsoft appears to have made a calculation error in a billboard advert.

The billboard tout the fact that its Surface tablets ship with the Office productivity set of applications and it showed a picture of Excel making a cock up, AppleInsider claimed.

The billboard includes maths that should add up to $9,500, but is instead calculated to $9,000 by Excel.

AppleInsider more or less proved that Microsoft should surrender its tablet business to the superior Apple technology and its super wonderful Excel equivalent. For did not Steve Jobs see the mighty iPad and lo, did say it was good? Is not Numbers for the Mac much better than Excel?

Needless to say Vole declared a foul on the report Frank Shaw, the company's VP of communications, moaned to Techcrunch that the image was not wrong, but that "Excel recalculates when done editing" and the "ad shows work in progress". He suggested that those in doubt try it themselves.
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