The day our PC applications run off the Internet may finally be here! Google now has Dell pre-shipping its softwares on PCs sold to home & SME customers.
Just last Friday, we had an effective 'shutdown' when the company I consult for had their Internet cut off because they forgot about the bills. The few of us in the office literally could do nothing because everything, and I mean everything, is either on the 'Net or needs the 'Net. Already (on Windows) I don't use any app other than Mozilla Firefox, Secure Shell, IM clients (which now can be connected to over a browser) and Office suite.