The Unofficial Web Applications List:–Before you through the hassle of installing and maintaining software you may want to see if any of these will do the job.
Web 2.0 Mash-Ups
Take one site’s services, mix it with another, and you have a mash-up. They vary from brilliant hybrid tools to experimentals but definitely some cool stuff here that might be just what you’re looking for.
Google and OpenOffice: This is old news for sure, but if Google does revamp OpenOffice, it could be pretty cool. OpenOffice is an open-source alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite. It does basic office stuff pretty well (not the best choice for complex Excel work), but it is a little bit slow running on Windows.
The “Million Dollar Home Page” is a site where a guy has divided up a single static web page into blocks of 100 pixels. Each block sells for a dollar and if the whole page sells he makes $1million. So far he’s up to $675k. After the page is filled it stays up forever as some sort of time capsule. File this one under best small business idea ever.
Another one you may have read about is Woot. They sell one item a day and once that item sells out, that is it. One item a day, no customer service, no online comparison engine, just one item at a good price. They’re going to do $40million this year. File it.
If these stats are real then all the recent news about the demise of the newspaper business is not hyped. Yikes. SF Chronicle down 16.4%!!