Modern-Day John Henry Dies Trying To Out-Spreadsheet Excel 11.0

“He’d tell us, ‘Now, 20 rows down, the accounting’s hard as granite — it’s the hardest thing an office man can stand,’” said Huddie Ledbetter, one of Peters’ former trainees, “‘but you keep your pencil sharp, and you keep your pencil working. It’s the life of a numbers-crunchin’ man.’” Sources say Peters, who was born to poor temp workers in eastern Virginia, would often go to offices where his mother…