J was working on analyzing some of our website data warehouse statistics today on Excel.
M (sarcastically): What are you doing using Excel? You should totally be using Google Spreadsheet for that!
Me (sarcastically): Yeah because we all know Web 2.0 is the bomb. Microsoft better watch out!
J: The only idea worse than a web-based Excel is a web-based Photoshop.
M (sarcastically): That is a great idea! How long before you think Google takes GIMP and ajaxifies it and releases it? Look itâ€™ll have Photoshop import/export!
J: What a bad idea.
Me: Thatâ€™s awesome! And when it gets really popular they can release a â€œdesktop version.â€
M: Yeah, they can call it â€œGIMP.â€
Me: Thatâ€™s a great name! It can stand for â€œGoogle Image Manipulation Program.â€
Note to the â€œtech pressâ€: stop sucking Googleâ€™s dick.
2 thoughts on “Google and the Desktop”
Here is an other exchange with M:
I call â€œdibsâ€ on a web-based Photoshop!
It seems short-sighted to me that you overlook the potential for spreadsheet collaboration…