Barely a week after saying he's not afraid of Google, Bill Gates takes cautious steps into web-based office app add-ons. Windows Live, for instance, actually just idiotproofs -- I mean, integrates -- a lot of stuff geeks take for granted from various other providers: RSS aggregation, web-based bookmarks, online virus scanning, mobile search, et cetera.
Why so tentative, Bill? Take the plunge! Or are you plotting something else while wringing you hands?
Or is this just a taste of things to come, Robert Scoble?