For this book, we’d love to get your hacks in it too. What we’re looking for are both problems and solutions. A problem could be, “How do I do X and Y in Google Spreadsheets?”, and that’s great input because it might inspire a solution. A solution, on the other hand, is a hack you saw somewhere or invented yourself that solves one of these problems in the “Google OS.” For that purpose, please use this post’s comments thread for any suggestions, or email me links or ideas at email@example.com. It would be cool to have many experts in the book. Naturally I’ll keep scouring forum threads or Google news, and keep looking out for hacks in places like the great Google Operating System blog, to name just one.
On another note, I’m writing this book in Google Docs. I actually started the outline in Word until Brian – who blogs at O’Reilly’s Hackszine, another great source for Google hacks – suggested to do the obvious thing and write in the tools I’m writing about! And if you’re not working on an imported Word file (which can be a pain to edit in Google Docs), it’s actually a lot of fun. When I wrote a chapter draft, I invite Brian to the document, he gets an email, and can then make his edits on the same document. Then I can check the revision history and his comments and if needed, edit the chapter once more.
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