by Tom Abramowski
There is a lot of speculation and rumors floating about regarding the recent release of Google Spreadsheet, however, I highly doubt that Google is strictly going after the entire desktop office suite market. Personally, it looks to me like we are seeing the reincarnation of the Netscape and IE battles of yore. Undoubtedly, Google is following the old Microsoft competitive business model by releasing alternatives to Microsoft's core product improvements on the web for free. Didn't Microsoft write those rules in the early 90s?