Google will get right on it

During the past 24 hours, I’ve been reminded why I like to have programs that operate on my desktop. Granted, if anyone is going to convince me that having all my documents and office-tool software online, in “a cloud,” is going to work for me, it will be Google. Google has the resources to own server farms the size of Wisconsin. So when Google can’t get it done, I begin to wonder if anyone can. During the past 24 hours, I’ve received three different signals from Google that maybe I shouldn’t have faith in anyone’s ability to be up 100% of the time:

The irony of one of those messages is especially choice: “Something bad happened. Don’t worry, though. The Spreadsheets Team has been notified and we’ll get right on it.”

I can imagine being in the midst of a budget presentation and getting that message: “Don’t worry, Google will get right on it.”

And now, for some shadow puppet shows.