On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they’re still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool—so many that I had to share some of the best.
Before we dig into readers’ thoughts and scoldings, let’s get one thing straight: Using Word is not always a voluntary thing. Despite the software’s recent security scares, it’s still the go-to word processor for a lot of companies and probably will be for years to come. In certain industries, like publishing, you’re basically laughed out the door if you deal in anything but .doc files.