The Offline Paradoxon

It’s usually not such a great thing when a website you use daily goes offline. Well, this time it’s perfect. Because, you see, it’s just semantics.

Google Reader, as of today, lets you browse your feeds’ last 200 items when offline. While it’s difficult nowadays to find a place that’s NOT online, sometimes you just can’t help it. Like on the tram. Or on a plane. Or in a prison cell, where, technically, you wouldn’t even be allowed to own a notebook. But for a few cartons of cigarettes, nothing’s a problem there. So I hear.

Well, the whole thing is made possibly by an extensions called Google Gears. And while it’s a fascinating thing, I have no clue what the underlying technology is. But fortunately, the good people at TechCrunch do.