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Thursday, March 09, 2006

Just the write purchase for Google

Okay, I'm officially excited: Google just announced it bought Writely - and, as they say themselves, "writely so".

Writely is "a collaborative word processor that runs in a web browser". That's right - that's word processor, collaborative and runs in a web browser, all in one sentence, describing the very same thing.

Now it's not like I ever heard of Writely until five minutes ago, but I can smell where Google is going with this. Google Office, Google OS - all browser-based - the sky's the limit.

Harry McCracken - that funnyman - speculated about this and more back in August 2005. It's still worth a read.

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