You know I love the cloud, no matter what some people say and so Im always interested in new sites and web based apps.
While on IT conversations recently I became aware of EtherPad and to be honest I initially “thought why bother, its already been done”
Whenever I think about collaborative documents I have to admit I think about it in the Google Docs paradigm. I use Google docs whenever I need to work on a document with somone else but then I watched their screencast – when they say multiple people working on a docuemnt at the same time, they mean at the same time 🙂
At the moment it seems to be limited to only text documents, so no spreadsheets or presentations; and I have no idea if they even plan that but I have to say its an impressive piece of work for sure.
Why not check it out at http://etherpad.com/