How long before Steve Gillmor looks at Chrome and says “Office/Windows/Microsoft is dead”?
Yes, of course it matters but…
What amazes me is how good the interfaces looks compared to Office; this is an online app and it looks lovely to my offline application. I’m used to the online applications looking like Google Docs; basic, blue and boring. This is something very different and, in fact, so good that I’m itching to use it but I don’t want to go through the transition process.
I’ve given up counting the number of times this has happened to me…
Seriously, it’s madness. I once clicked on a link on my Mac to buy office; I only wanted to know how much it would cost. I was whisked away to the Microsoft web site where they tried to install something and then tried to refer me to a partner site. I never did find out the price!
Every business magazine gives a long list of reasons for why people buy iPods. Nobody ever mentions this…
“Now compare this to the typical office scenario. Most cubicle-style offices are plagued with distractions: other people’s phone conversations, music, and discussions. The annoying neighbor hanging over your cube wall, dangling his coffee-cup, talking to you about his new sofa. People shouting in the conference room next door. Big bells ringing when The Closer makes her sale. The incessant bellowing of the VP as he storms through the halls, entourage in tow, blackberries clicking.
You can’t turn these distractions off.”
“Gmail is faster. Easier to use. Has better spam blocking. A nicer interface. Is better integrated into Google Calendar, which I’ve also switched to. Is far more productive.”Switching to Gmail… « Scobleizer — Tech geek blogger
So this morning I read a Scoble link to an article about how Office was the best application because of the additional functionality. This evening he’s changed his mind.
It’s funny the way that we’ve separated email from the rest of Office but in fact they’re the same; to the point that Word is the email editor in Outlook.
If Google Docs isn’t good enough because you can’t paste an image into it. Why isn’t that an issue in Gmail?
“The irony is you could go out right now, and get a whole Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote) for $120 at Newegg, and you can install it on three different computers. And it works great and has tons more features than Google Docs. And it has no ads. Imagine that!”
Comment of the Day: “Google Docs is Chock Full of Fail” – ReadWriteWeb
This is very right, but yet so wrong…
- Sharing documents in Office is a pain and yet so easy in Docs.
- This calculation only works if you’ve three PCs on the same OS to install it on.
- Why can’t I pay Microsoft the dollar a month to avoid the up front investment?
- All this to keep a list of CDs or write the shopping list?
Does Docs need to improve? Yes, massively. Especially in for large data sets and with graphics but they’re out of the gate and it’s the right price.