June 4, 2009
Posted: 05:28 PM ET
So, a late post today. Sorry about that.
Today was the first day that I ran into some real problems with this experiment. I was sent an Excel workbook file and I could not find any free online apps to open it. So, because I have to do my job, I had to use a desktop version of Excel. I tried Google Docs and even Windows Live Office and none of them liked the file.
We had an e-mail outage at work today. Now, this would have affected me even if I was using Outlook on my desktop, but what I did see is that once e-mail was back up, it took longer for me to get it back on the Web version than people around me on desktops.
So, I am entering the last 24 hours. I will be done around lunchtime on the East Coast and will post a video later that day about how the last day happened and if I think this was a success or not. I can tell you that if you are someone who works with a lot of images, audio and video editing, then this is not for you. I have not seen a usable Web-based app for any of these.
Keep the comments coming and let me know your thoughts.
I will be on CNN.com/Live tomorrow (Friday) around 1:15 p.m. ET talking about all of this, so if you are at your desk, please take the time and hop on and take a look.
Thanks for reading.
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