Excel Rocks! By Simon Hurst

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When I was a great deal younger, I didn't dream of becoming an accountant. I was more interested in being Keith Richards. Unfortunately in those days there wasn't a vacancy - amazingly there still isn't.

However, there's a part of me that still hankers for the glory of walking out on stage in front of audiences of thousands and launching into a string of power chords. Until a couple of days ago it looked as though the closest I would ever get to this was presenting IT Faculty Excel roadshow seminars to 50 or so fellow accountants.

Now, the prospect of combining IT lecturer with rock guitar hero seems within reach. Last Wednesday evening I found my 16-year-old son with the remote controller from a Nin...

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We're all Guitar Heroes now!
OK Simon, I'll confess to it too. My daughter's boyfriend has left his Guitar Hero guitars and CDs here for a few weeks and I'm working my way through them, it's pretty addictive too isn't it! I can't get past the four fingers at a time level though.

I suspect it's a big seller to accountants. Even Bill Gates is a fan, allegedly.

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