Hello there; A recent idea that some are talking about (a lot of slashdot), is that some software companies (ie, Google, Mozilla) will start to make what used to be applications become web services. For example, instead of loading MS Word on your PC, you would go to a website that has basically MS Word as a web-app, and you would save your documents there. It would all be through the browser. This is pretty similar to web-based email, in that it would just be web-based word processing. The problem with it is that you coudln't edit your documents without beign on the internet. So you'd have to download like a standalone version. But using XUL or whatever the **** is called that Firefox is coded in, it could be platform independent. The idea of this, of course, is to make the operating system irrelevant. If Google's GMail could setup an area to just store files in it or whatever, like a virtual hard drive, I would have no problem going to a web-app that is a clone of MS Word (the web-apps would have to have at least the same functionality) and doing my **** there and saving it onto my internet hd. It would mean I could access any document and edit it from anywhere in the world. Again there is problems for when you want to work offline, so saving local copies is a neccesary thing. Other examples of stuff like this is del.icio.us , which is a social bookmark manager, but the point is you keep your bookmarks there and you can acecss them from any website.. And they easily integrate into Firefox. And, I just saw this on http://slashdot.org today: http://sproutliner.com/ which seems to be something to help keep track of todo lists, etc. I dunno.. What do yall think?