I’m Sure I’ll Be Proved Wrong in Years to Come February 22, 2007Posted by David Card in Media.
By far the most intriguing thing about Google’s office applications was that they were ad-supported. If the “enterprise” versions actually cost money, that makes them even less of a threat to the real Office. Creating a marketplace for small business services — including ad-supported software and services — is cool. Mediocre, Web-based, for-fee word processors and spreadsheets are pretty dull. This really feels like a premium e-mail service to me. And I thought Gmail killed those off. Oh, and you can pay for API access. Developers just love to do that.