Collaborate online with others. Save as Word documents or Excel. Heck, you can save documents as PDF. Have your docs available online (all the time, from anywhere with a connection). Okay, we can ask, what if we don’t have a connection? Yes, I am more concerned about my ISP dropping a connection rather than Google’s servers. But that is just something we need to get used to as more and more of what we do is done online, so no, that doesn’t yet seem to be a valid argument (and I’m sure they’ll end up with some sort of auto-save so you can work offline if needed — maybe that will be a feature they charge for).
Well, at least check it out:http://docs.google.com/
Did I mention it’s free? Now you have no excuse. Check it out and we’ll talk later.