Google is now making over 1200 Google Gadgets available for embedding in any web page. Web site developers can now make it even easier for visitors to get driving directions, view photo albums, explore the weather, etc. In a sense, it enables the ultimate configurable portal or mashup (time to sell the Yahoo stock). Since these gadgets enable non-technical folks to pull in rich and dynamic data, they are going to be everywhere in the next six months.
As some of my techy friends like to say: “this is way cool!”