Writely Purchased by Google

Writely has been purchased by Google for an undisclosed sum, just a few short months after being mentioned here on this blog. Coincidence…?! I’ll let the reader decide.

Here’s a good analysis of why this wasn’t just a couple of guys writing code in their spare time who happened to win the Google lottery. Writely was started by two guys who’ve worked with document management systems for years and have produced word processing and paint programs for the MAC, the first cross-platform (Windows/MAC) WYSIWYG editor, and worked on Macromedia’s re-write of Dreamweaver. Guys writing code in their spare time, indeed.

Thanks to Adnan for the heads up.

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