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Slowly but Surely…

Posted in GOOG, MSFT by moneyjungle on October 14, 2007

I am becoming a big fan of Google Documents. I have been using it for my business school essays and recently started using the spreadsheet to keep track of my running.

Since it is web-based, the software can be updated regularly. Two important new features that caught my attention were the addition of excel-style shortcuts to navigate through cells (e.g. ctrl-up, ctrl-down), and the ability to auto-sum highlighted cells, at the bottom left of the screen.

Over time, these incremental improvements add up, until some time in the future, the product will equal Microsoft Excel, but at a much lower price. This phenomena is exactly what Clayton Christensen describes in the Innovator’s Dilemma.