It wouldn’t surprise me at all if this is Microsoft’s strategy. But I would not bet on it working. That’s not to say that Office will crumble, but it’s one of the last position of strength that Microsoft has (the other is Exchange). And Microsoft has a clear monolithic competitor for both of those areas, and they’re not standing still. People are willing to adapt, and Microsoft risks losing its position if it continues to be so stubborn. There was a time when everyone said that you needed a Windows machine for “real work.” there is nothing preventing the market from no longer saying that you need Office for real work. Google Docs/Apps, iWork, and other solutions are waiting in the wings and are willing to take over market share. And while Apple is simply making great productivity Software for OS X and iOS as a way to complement those devices, Google is willing to put their software on whatever devices it makes sense for. At the core of Marco’s justification is the idea that having Instapaper on Android makes sense for Instapaper. Google is willing to do just the same thing.