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Although this BBC report "Excel: Why using Microsoft's tool caused Covid-19 results to be lost" is a humbling reminder about the impact of the work we do as data analysts, data scientists.
Mistakes like this can and do happen. Lots of data cleanup work comes from these mistakes. I know that I've dealt with these kinds of issues often.
I really enjoyed Matt Parker's humorous and actually useful review of the situation in his YouTube Video The Spreadsheet New Network: UK Government loses data because of Excel mistake.
What do folks think? Is this kind of humour useful in educating our colleagues and reminding ourselves to be careful?
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