Can’t help thinking that the interweb has got it a bit wrong on google gears (the offline/online storage tool, that will for example download all you feeds in Google Reader to read when offline) – they all love it. But most of the praise in the blogs, Ben Metcalfe etc., has come from people who think it will be so useful when they’re “on a plane to speak at a conference”.

To be honest, how often do you have a computer, time to use it, and no web? I have computer at work, one at home, I have a laptop – but I don’t use it while travelling (you try on the bus, or while driving).

It’s clever, but a niche product that is being hyped far too much. Of course, someone could always come up with something better to use it for.

2 thoughts on “Cool, Fab, gear?

  1. Yes, but most people don’t use their computers outside of home or office.

    By the time they do, it’ll all be tied into mobile phone coverage.

    Like I say, clever – but I can’t really see the point.

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