"The problem I've always had with network-reliant
operating systems or programs has been that they're only as good as
your network connection. Whether it was the mainframe and terminals
that I cut my teeth on, client/server computing or network
computers, I was always painfully aware that I was one zapped
connection away from having my desktop turn into a useless desk
"Google is addressing that concern by using Google Gears to let
you use perhaps Google's most popular, non-search application,
Gmail, off-line. This follows up on Google enabling you to use
Google Docs off-line. You see, although when you think Google you
also think of the Internet, they've actually been working to make
Google applications off-line friendly for some time now."
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