Disconnects between user uses and designer visions? 2012
I have been using @googledocs for business but flaky behavior today & scary stuff I'm hearing re: worse to come has me backing up to desktop
From what I can figure out we're losing "work with your docs anywhere, in your browser" to gain "here's a shoebox you can get to anywhere".
This is a bad trade.
People reporting files just showing a download link, instead of opening for editing. I've just seen flakiness.
Appears so far as a really rough & ham-handed transition to some larger product we may not actually want.
I'm not super worried about losing data, but wanted to at least back up my sales/income/expense/consignment worksheets.
Near as I can tell they think we want Dropbox, when we actually just want to not have to launch Excel/Word.
I still mostly trust them with my data, just really annoyed at the forced workflow change & new proprietariness.
Google seems to have a terrible blind spot about those who aren't constant doc/chat sharers in their work life (viz: g+ design)