Old 04-16-18, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by gauvins View Post
...The debate would be like comparing pencil paper to a spreadsheet.
There's a place for both. I'm reminded of my boss and mentor when spreadsheets were just becoming common. He told me the worst mistakes he saw were spreadsheet mistakes. It's too easy to miss a very significant digit. He trained me to use a pencil and paper first to estimate the result. Then use the spreadsheet for speed and accuracy.

(At my next job, I was at a bid opening for a large contract. The winning bidder had made a stupid spreadsheet error in the millions of dollars column. He should have had the same boss.)

In navigation as well, there's a place for both methods. Nobody should blindly follow GPS directions. People have died doing that.
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