Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Google Docs no longer supports revision tracking and control

This may not sound like a big deal, but if you're a book editor or a journalist, and you have spent countless hours moving your documents to Google in order to collaborate in real time and track revisions, (not to mention teaching authors and others how to use G Docs) then you are probably standing on a chair in your office with a noose around your neck and wondering whether or not to jump.

I cannot believe that such an intelligently run company would do something so stupid, but then I have also been a MicroSoft customer for over twenty years so what should I expect from companies run by engineers who don't have a clue about why we customers buy their software.

Could we be buying it because we think it will help us get real work done? What a concept! I guess if I were an engineer, I would have trouble with it, too.