October 8, 2005
Sergey Brin: No office suite for now
During his conversation, hosted by John Battelle, someone from the audience asked Brin about whether a Google Web-based productivity suite would appear. Brin responded: "I don't really think that the thing is to take a previous generation of technology and port them directly, and say 'Can we do the minicomputer on the Web on AJAX,' makes sense. I'm not saying that's what (Microsoft) Office is; I'm just saying that I think the Web and Web 2.0, if that's what you want to call it, gives you the opportunity to do new and better things than the Office package and more. We don't have any plans (to do an Office suite)."
Link: CNET News.com