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The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

(2:28) Tatsuo Horiuchi took up painting at 77, and because he couldn't afford paint, he tried the next best thing - Microsoft's flagship spreadsheet, Excel!

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Excel is a very expensive program and I don't know of many computers that have it pre-installed. He might be using a stolen/pirated copy if he didn't pay for it. It would probably cost more than painting supplies.

Printer ink is very expensive too. Paint isn't that expensive so I'm sure it would have been cheaper to paint something than to print it. Some of those huge prints were not done on his home printer and he had to get someone to print those out at a professional shop. Again, I'm sure that cost more than the paint would have cost.

Every Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1 that I can remember came with a free Paint program. Might have been included in the earlier versions too but I'm not 100% sure.

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Excel is a very expensive program and I don't know of many computers that have it pre-installed. He might be using a stolen/pirated copy if he didn't pay for it. It would probably cost more than painting supplies.

Printer ink is very expensive too. Paint isn't that expensive so I'm sure it would have been cheaper to paint something than to print it. Some of those huge prints were not done on his home printer and he had to get someone to print those out at a professional shop. Again, I'm sure that cost more than the paint would have cost.

Every Microsoft Windows since Windows 3.1 that I can remember came with a free Paint program. Might have been included in the earlier versions too but I'm not 100% sure.

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If you go to 1:50 you will see him taping A4 sheets together. So maybe that's how he manages to produce pictures which are larger than A4.

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If you go to 1:50 you will see him taping A4 sheets together. So maybe that's how he manages to produce pictures which are larger than A4.

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Agreed that he tapes sheets together. Price color ink from an inkjet printer by the ounce and compare that with paint prices and you'll see this is nonsense.

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Agreed that he tapes sheets together. Price color ink from an inkjet printer by the ounce and compare that with paint prices and you'll see this is nonsense.

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