so, the rumor on the street is that microsoft will be releasing a version of office that is web-based.
the speculation also states that office.com will be available in browsers other than internet explorer.
which, of course, can only mean one thing -- and that is the web version of office will be a silverlight application.
or, i could be wrong -- but i seriously doubt it. microsoft office on windows, mac, and linux could be a powerful force to contend with.