Office.Net

InteractiveWeek scoffs at the model for Office.Net which will require MS Office Business users to have network connectivity wherever they use Office in order to get access to its full features. Says Rob Fixmer, The more I study Microsoft's plans for Office.Net, the more I'm persuaded that productivity software should not be delivered online in the foreseeable future. ... To one extent or another, Microsoft is going to keep us all on virtual umbilical cords. Disconnect us from our Redmond womb, and we'll be on basic life support.