As I parsed through the multitude of Dan Farber doesn't have an account something is screwy.about Live Documents, a service that is not yet live, doesn't offer screenshots and no one seems to have actually seen, I started to think into writing about it. Admittedly, it was a slow news week but when
I started to ponder if all of these pseudo-applications that are just online versions of not great desktop applications are just software onanism.
Does the world need an online version of MS Office 2007, a product that has not been well recieved? Do we need Siebel OnDemand? Or, is this all just an attempt at staying relevant while a few companies actually take advantage of the on-demand delivery model and offer innovative new products?
Browser based, unsatisfying, on-demand version of a desktop application