Adobe buys Buzzword, looks to compete with Google Docs & Co.

These are good times for us cheap and/or poor folk, what with seemingly every company under the sun coming out with free Office-like Web apps. Today’s such app is Buzzword, recently purchased by Adobe. Buzzword lets users work collaboratively, editing documents as a group.

The wordy press release can mostly be discarded as public relations speak, but there’s one line that put a “why do they even bother” smile on my face.

This inspiration resulted in an online word processor for the ‘Facebook generation’ that focuses on working together online, without sacrificing quality

Great, now I’m part of the Facebook generation. Let’s see… “greatest generation” … “Facebook generation”… Yup, we’ve done a lot of good for the world

Press Release [Adobe via CNET]