At 08:41 PM 10/26/05 -0500, Shawn K. Quinn wrote:
>On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 23:40 -0500, Travis H. wrote:
>> Many of the anonymity protocols require multiple participants, and
>> thus are subject to what economists call "network externalities".
>> best example I can think of is Microsoft Office file formats.  I
>> buy MS Office because it's the best software at creating documents,
>> but I have to buy it because the person in HR insists on making our
>> timecards in Excel format.
>1) You have told your HR person what a bad idea it is to introduce a
>dependency on a proprietary file format, right?
>2) OpenOffice can read Excel spreadsheets, and I would assume it can
>save the changes back to them as well.

Why don't you send her comma-delimited text, Excel can import it?

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