Thursday, June 08, 2006

Google Spreadsheet

Information Week reviews Google Spreadsheet. I agree with the limitations that they discuss about Google Spreadsheet. I think this just goes to show the limitations of the web and Ajax for application development. You can be sure that they would have overcome these limitations if they could have, and they might yet, but you can see that web development is not near as easy as developing for the local client.

I think this demonstrates the potential of my NewI\O concept. Since my system was developed from the ground up to run applications, NewI\O spreadsheet would not have near the limitations that an Ajax version of a spreadsheet would.

I would like to disagree with the last comment, about it not making sense to share spreadsheet data. The #1 person you want to share data with is yourself. I want an internet spreadsheet so I can access my spreadsheet data and manipulate it anywhere I have access to a computer that is connected to the net.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

First Post!

This is the first post I have seen mentioning NewI\O that I did not start. Cool. It is nice getting the idea into the technical thought pool.

Actually Google Search turns up even earlier posts...

Threat to Humanity

I spoke recently at the Austin Linux User Group about NewI\O. They were very impressed with the concept and the speed of the apps demonstrated. However, one person said that while he was impressed with the technology, he thought that there was a real danger in it, and in fact that it was bad for humanity. I thought it was a real compliment that none of the other members present thought the remark hyperbole.

The danger he saw was that if a good system existed for running applications on the server, that governments and large corporations would keep the applications and data on the server, thus denying power to the masses.

I believe that this is a valid concern, but I believe any application that denies the users ability to download the data will be at a competitive disadvantage to another app that does allow the user to have the data.