WebOffice offline (step 1)
Will Microsoft Office be replaced by online Office versions? Google, Zoho, etc. seem to be paving the way. However, skeptics could always say: "But I can't work offline with those applications." True, up till now. Google Gears came along and now, based on Google Gears, Zoho released its first version of offline WebOffice. This first version only supports viewing offline documents. Anyway, it's a first step towards answering the question I started this post with, with "yes". TechCrunch's (also) reports on this topic and has a demo video.