Let’s forget the arguments around ability to collaborate and online accessibility. Instead lets think about what we want from Office Productivity apps – we want to obtain, display and process information. Now, courtesy of ReadWriteWedb’s comment of the day, and with mucho thanks to Jrome, do the following;

1. Create a Google Spreadsheet
2. Tape “bmw” in A2, “mercedes” in A3 and “nissan” in A4
3. Select A2:A4 and, while holding the Ctrl key, expand your selection until A50.
4. Say “wow”
5. Type “employees” from B2 to B50.
6. Enter “=googlelookup(A2; B2)” in C2 and expand the formula until C50
7. “wow”, again

Just a gimmick the naysayers proclaim, well continue

9. Take a look at other Google functions in the “Google” tab of this page

10. “wow”, again and again

I’ve seen the future and it lives in the clouds

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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