In a post by (famous economist) Paul Krugman:
I’m sometimes embarrassed at how much I use Excel. But it turns out to be a work of genius.
The online article he refers to is:
Packy McCormick, Ben Rollert, Excel Never Dies, https://www.notboring.co/p/excel-never-dies
It is a nice read.
In my work, I see Excel intensively used by (almost) all clients I work with or talk to. One sometimes wonders: what would happen if Excel would just suddenly stop working everywhere?