This Issue's Theme: Accounting Software August 1, 2008   

Editor's Note

At the risk of really dating myself, I just want to say that I am still in awe of accounting, or for that matter any, software. I remember when the term spreadsheet referred to a giant piece of paper that covered half of my desk. There are still many of us out here who crossed the threshold from accounting by hand in journals and ledgers to accounting by keyboard with electronic spreadsheets and accounting programs.

Besides being in the trenches for this transition, I was also on the front line, having had the advantage of teaching accountants how to use computers and many of these programs when they first came on the scene. As those of us who remember Pentels and Pink Pearls start to leave the accounting world behind to those who have only known flatscreens and cordless mice, I hope our legacy provides more than just an historical lesson. We not only know how numbers look, but how they feel.

Gail Perry, CPA
Managing Editor
AccountingWEB, Inc.
editor@accountingweb.com



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