Digital Paper .. or, Try Wrapping a Wada Pav in this one
February 25, 2008
Don’t cringe at the title !!!
For my non-Indian readers, Wada Pav is a type of indian junk food which the roadside vendors ofter wrap in a piece of paper for the customer when he has ordered to go.
Now that everyone is on the same page, feel free to cring and swear (Hey, thats wha comments are for)
The concept of an online office is not new.
At around the same time, we saw Google Docs, Google’s enrty in the online office suite space.
There were others like Ajax13,etc., but I think Google Docs and Zoho were the clear front-runners in this space.
The latest addition to this category is Scribd.
Scribd’s USP seems to be the concept of the digital paper… or as they prefer to call it iPaper. Scribd lets you publish your and share your documents just like its peers. But along with publishing, it also has a facility to monetize your documents by integrating a sophisticated Google Ads system which displays Ads according to the document content. Finally, it will also allow iPaper to directly integrate into your website and even has support for PDF documents so that you do not have to bother with the offline PDF readers. The more they feed my laziness, the more I like ’em 😉
The next time I write a paper or a neat tutorial here on my techblog, I’ll take iPaper for a spin.
Lemme know if any of you guys have already done so and what has been your experience.