Friday, March 10, 2006

Web 2.0 Applications

I notice that Google has now acquired the web application Writely. I've been using Writely for several months now -- primarily for my mother-in-law's MacMini where I didn't want to run any native apps that would have to store files in the file system (In the past, I have found that to be very confusing for her). This is the latest in the push towards Web 2.0 by Google (and many others) trying to provide full service applications over the internet. Google is trying to assemble a list of web applications which, when taken together form a very nice use-anywhere, share-anywhere web based implementation of all the applications you will need on your computer. This, of course, has been the promise of the Internet for a long time. more...

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