Sunday, March 12, 2006

Google buys Writely

Web 2.0 is getting closer as Google buys a web word processor. They seem to be gearing up to offer a rival web Office suite, with full data storage online. Could this really rock Microsoft who only seem to offer more features at greater cost.

All this Web 2.0 stuff will also affecting learning. With blogs, wikis and loads of other Web 2.0 productivity tools, knowledge is being created by users, edited by users and shared by users. This brings real bottom-up knowledge into workflow. The prognosis for training - get into this now or lose the battle to have a meaningful say in the management of knowledge in your organisation. This stuff is user-centric therefore learner-centric. It's also cheap and easy to use.

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