We Are The World
Google announced an alliance with Salesforce, which supplies sales software functionality on the web. Salesforce will reciprocate by promoting Google AdWords, which are also coming to Google Maps. Marc Orchant from Office Evolution comments, "I suppose this was inevitable and will potentially be useful if done right. Still, the creepy feeling remains. It’s turning into a Google world my friends."
Slowly but surely application functionality is migrating out of the single desktop or office LAN into services provided by Third Parties. One more step to the day when your entire computer is "out there", where "out there" is not a physical location in any permanent sense. When the change finally occurs, connectivity will be paramount. It will be like air which you need to breathe in and out whether conscious of it or not.