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According to Google, Google docs is not (yet) a good alternative to Microsoft office !

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The battle between google and microsoft is in progress, with a big battle Microsoft office / Google documents.

Every day news come about new companies switching from Microsoft office to google doc.

Last week, Dave Girouard gave an interview to ZDnet Asia.
Dave Girouard is an important guy in google (he’s  one of the company’s four presidents including founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin), so his words are important.

And what he said in this interview was a big surprise for me.
To make it short, he explained that google documents is not the good solution for enterprise yet, it will be in 1 year !

His exact words are : 

We wouldn’t ask people to get rid of Microsoft Office and use Google Docs because it is not mature yet

he expects Google’s online document application, Google Docs, to reach a “point of capability” next year that will serve the “vast majority’s needs”.

Of course, using both Google documents (for personal use) and Microsoft office tools (for business), I know the differences that exist between them, and that google is still behind, but I did not expect a google guy to admit it. 

Now the question is : is 1 year the good timing to expect Google documents to catch Microsoft office in term of capabilities … or will it take more than that ?

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Why the new RT function implemented in twitter is a (very) good idea : because it brings consistency

Last week, I discovered on my www.twitter.com a new button “RT”.

I’ve explained it in this post why I think it’s nice even if .. there’s a limitation :you cannot comment anymore your retweet (add a personnal touch).

Today I’ve read this post from Evan Williams (Twitter CEO).

In this post, @ev explains the reasons of this implementation, and the reasons are very good, and especially it improve the overall system consistency.

With an embedded RT function, the whole system will be consistent, and it will be possible and easy to see who is retweeted, who are the sources.

 Today, it’s not really possible, because every RT alters the initial message.
@ev also explains that it’s a first version, and that improvements will come later.

I let you check read the post for more details.

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My favorite Google Wave gadget is MindMap gadget

I use Mind map on a day to day basis when I need to structure a topic, especially in brainstorming phase.

For this, I use freemind which an open source dekstop application.
I've discovered last week a gadget for Google wave that allow you to build a mind map within a wave.
Very powerful to work remotely.
Of course this first version has limited functionalities, but it's ok to start to use it.

All the informations are on "Bruce's blog"

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If you want to improve your self-organisation (good todo lists, …) check this video of David Allen at google ((tags todos,videos,gtd))

I found this video very inspiring.

David Allen (who wrote the book Getting Things Done) gives a talk to Google staff.

The length of the video is 45 minutes, I watch it entirely !

 If you've read the book, the video will give you another vision of it, by the author, if you did not read it, it will give you an introduction.

 

 

Check it, and let me know what you think !

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