» Office shmoffice

iMore’s Derek Kessler:

In the early days of iOS, those questions of how well the platform could succeed without Office support were loud and ongoing. Had Microsoft launched Office on the iPhone and iPad early on, they could have furthered the impression that Office was a must-have for anybody serious about anything, even on iOS. But they let years pass, and now Microsoft’s flagship applications aren’t so must-have anymore and Apple isn’t overly eager to accommodate them.

Maybe the corporate world will eat up Office for the iPad, but I wonder what average user really needs a bloated office suite anymore, even before the iPad. Office suites were huge in the 1990s. They and gaming were what you bought computers for. But we passed that long ago.