Re: Collaborative working
I was being glib and of course there are genuine collaborative document projects; but regardless, I do have a bit of tunnel vision from working in smallish companies. I'm more used to everybody-has-their-own-area-and-produces-their-own-thing work. But git's a completely different kettle of soldiers, Latex is fairly specialised software for "proper" documents (something I'm going to learn to write my next CV in, actually) and I still haven't seen anything better than MediaWiki in action for standard knowledge base work.
I've definitely never seen e.g. Office or Google Docs used for anything as important as research papers, and Excel has gone so far as being downright dangerous for certain scientific use (and for financial stuff, though I couldn't give a toss about private companies' profit margins being wiped by a boo-boo).
I regard the big office suites as catering to SMEs and students for the most part, and it still strikes me as some marketing exec having pushed the word "collaborative" until it finally caught the news cycle. There are never any examples of what they mean by collaborative working with these announcements — this very article seems to boil down to "putting the email client in the same browser tab as the document app", which doesn't really evoke the stock-photo image of bright young minds holding their reusable coffee tumblers while brainstorming a project round a whiteboard; more likely just a slight %age increase of the chance of your browser crashing :)