The first step towards the Google PC are there which i commented on here and here with yesterday’s announcement of the Google Apps. The next step is for them to announce the low cost PC – which may not happen for a while.
Second, there’s a very interesting post from Chris Anderson about what this could mean. We don’t want Google to simply replicate MS’s Office suite, but rather we want them to create a similar product that incorporates the new trends happening today – such as easily embedding of apps and collaborating. Embedding a piece of a word doc into a page or embedding a spreadsheet component would be great. Putting big-time applications into a browser opens up a variety of new options.
So, the first punch has been thrown. Now the fun begins….