Microsoft’s Robert Scoble is excited to see Google Spreadsheet launch today. Excited? Yup, Scoble firmly believes that Google’s new found rivalry with Microsoft is just what the Redmond company needed to ensure it doesn’t become complacent.
It’s a good thing because of my philosophy. I want better software. Competition brings better software. It gets product managers to worry about customers. It causes discussions of features that were long-ago decided on.
Scoble also suggests that despite recent improvements, bandwidth is not sufficient enough for most people to switch to online applications.