All things Google!
Did I miss something?
Probably, but It gets more and more difficult to keep up with innovations
as I get older, really though, dont recall seeing the extra entry on the Gmail toolbar until afew minutes ago.
It is probably just senility (which can be a great comfort
to some of us elders, letting us forget when we actually used Turbo Pascal), but, although it may just be old age, I also only REALLY look at web
sites in detail when I am reviewing them or am looking for something specific, but I never
noticed it before and it may be new so I thought Id get my two cents in quick,
before Katie Couric (talking head and expert on EVERYTHING, and out to rescue CBS, came along and scooped me, ME, a humble technologyjournalist with a REAL education and 40+ years experience.)
ANYWAY (as semiliterate teens seem to say a LOT - the only word teenage girls seem to have learned other than "whatever" which is used every few seconds to conceal their complete state of ignorance), Gmail now has a nice Calendar function, along with an ONLINE SPREADSHEET!
Both are in beta, but
Google keeps things in Beta for years, often until they actually work. That is certainly a
nice change from Microsoft, which releases products and charges for them whenother companies would still label them Alpha versions or even "concepts".
So, this posting is in the way of a heads-up only I havent had a
second to play with either new feature yet, so they may be crap, but spreadsheets.google.com is something you should
check out and, unless I miss my bet, about all Google needs to take over the
world is a decent word processor with about 5 basic fonts AND a ONE (1) lineuser agreement!
Microsoft could learn a lot from Google, it could, that is, if the founder wasn't off saving the world with OUR money.
(SORRY, I just got a bill for MSDN Universal.)