Friday, February 12, 2010

The Great Google Experiment

I'm going to try something that I've never done before: Live in the cloud.

And by the cloud, I'm referring to the plethora of Google applications and storage. Gmail, Calendar, Reader, Buzz... yes, I'll even stop using MS Office and use Google Docs. I've scored an invite or a nomination or a cease and desist letter from the only person I know that has Google Wave.

Admittedly there are a few things about the cloud that I can't really do. I do not have a mobile device, laptop, or a netbook, and I'm pretty sure I can get fired for signing into my Google account at work. I also only ever use my computer. Robyn's computer is kind of like the storage area of the furnace room: I know it's there, am always surprised when I find myself having to use it, and am never comfortable while I'm in there. Therefore, I won't be able to experience the full range of "always there" files and software. I'll figure something out; maybe this will force me to go visit people and use their computers.

You may ask me why I'm doing this. The answer is that I'm ever so slightly bored. Also, I'm intrigued by the fact that Google is making billions of dollars and producing stuff for free that I've never taken advantage of. And those of you that know me know that I love free. Free bacon is like a super bonus power up for me.

On a side note, you may find me bugging some of you to join gmail and stuff if you haven't already. Just, you know, so I have someone to talk to.

1 comment:

  1. I live by my Google email and reader. I don`t use Google for much else, though.

    And I sign into my Google account to check my email all the time at work. Must be the whole `different building` thing.

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