I don't know why I thought this was so cool. Maybe it's my long standing background with Spreadsheets, from when I worked at Lotus. You remember Improv, don't you? Or maybe you don't...

Anyway, "Google Plans to Release Spreadsheet Application" !

"Google Inc. plans Tuesday to release a Web-based spreadsheet application, in a further foray into Microsoft Corp.'s traditional turf...

... Google Spreadsheets follows Google's March purchase of a company offering Web- based word processor Writely. The two free Web-based Google services overlap with Microsoft's core Excel spreadsheet and Word word processing software. Google's offerings highlight a nascent challenge to such traditional software applications by a range of Web-based services." (from The Wall Street Journal - subscription required)

I've used Writely quite a bit and I think it's quite cool. I am still stuck using Excel for my project planning spreadsheet, which is quite simple. It would be very interesting to try it using Google Spreadsheet!

What a fun industry we live in!

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Posted on June 6, 2006 and filed under Politics, Technology.