Video: Will Office 2010 break the Excel Demo Scene?

I couldn’t sleep last night. I was tossing and turning all night, trying to remember if the web-based version of Excel for Office 2010 supported the kind of powerful macro-creation needed to build a roaring fire and a rotating, 3D vector heart using only the spreadsheet cells and horrible, horrible techno.

Friends, I don’t know. If the Excel demo scene, whose members number in the high teens, is shut down by Microsoft’s shortsighted efforts at upgrading a perfectly stable platform for making graphics approximately as good as an Atari 800XL’s circa 1985 there will be hell to pay. They thought Bastille Day was rough: these people will unleash hell.

This demo was actually made for Breakpoint, a demo party in Germany where people get together and show off crazy graphics. And yes, that video was made entirely in Excel.