Google Apps & Google Notebook

Although my enthusiasm for Google Apps for Your Domain (GAFYD) may appear lukewarm at best, I do hope that this venture leads to mass-market adoption.

Why?

Google’s intersection with office-productivity suites is likely to stimulate innovation.

For example, I’ve blogged a fair bit recently about annotation. Google has a mechanism for annotation in Google Notebook, as does Microsoft Word. GAFYD will allow annotations to be recontextualized for the Web-enabled office. In fairness, and to avoid the Google vs. Microsoft double standard, I expect all of this will also apply to Microsoft Office Live.

It’ll be interesting to watch this unfold.

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2 responses to “Google Apps & Google Notebook”

  1. Ian Lumb says :

    Or as Om Malik writes: “Web Office should not be about replacing the old, but inventing the new web apps that solve some specific problems.”

  2. Ian Lumb says :

    Looks like I’m not the only one anticipating the incorporation of Google Notebook into GAFYD, as the SEO Blog also makes this point.

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