Randall Newton of AECnews.com muses over linking Google's spreadsheet with SketchUp's Ruby programming language: Does Anybody Want to Connect Google Spreadsheets to SketchUp?
Not wanting to get too lowbrow here, but I find it fascinating that I can understand this sort of CAD-related Google hookup -- unlike the ones that CAD vendors are making with Microsoft.
Here's my point: I bet most CAD users can understand the concept of linking a Google spreadsheet to a Google CAD drawing; how many can understand what Dassault is
doing announcing with Microsoft?
(Oh, and while your over there, read up Randall's report on Bentley Strengthens Connections to Google Earth and Google SketchUp.)
It's all simple stuff, but it works. Now.