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.