I had taken along an older notebook computer (should that be an "elder" notebook?) to get some work done on a short business trip. When I started it up, Windows complained of some error and refused to work.
How to get my writing done? Then I remembered: Google Apps. I had access to a nearby desktop computer, launched Google Docs, and wrote my thousand words.
Back home again, I didn't need to use a USB key to transfer the article from my aging notebook computer (whose wireless is flakey). I just accessed the article on my desktop computer through the Web browser.
Finally, a use for Google Docs. I'd tried it before, but found it an uncompelling replacement for my regular word processor, Atlantis from Rising Sun Solutions. It still isn't, but Docs is great as an emergency replacement.