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 a
few 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 technology
journalist with a REAL education and 40+ years experience.)
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 when
other 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) line
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.)