November 20, 2006

The Spreadsheet as Mashup Fabric

The title of Joe Gregorio's recent post - The Spreadsheet as Mashup Fabric - really caught my eye. For the past two days I've been thinking about the spreadsheet as a simplifying tool for building event driven web applications - accepting events, summarizing many messages, routing and republishing the results to a new set of subscribers.

I've just started thinking about this so I don't have any actual situations it might be useful for, but the idea of opening up a compact, rich and information dense document in a very responsive interactive application for ad-hoc applications and messaging components sounds interesting.

Sort of like message-driven beans on acid.

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