Last December as i was packing for a trip to Europe, i posted about the fact that i had a process in place to get my podcasts and videos all set to be offline but i had no way to go offline with the blogs i read. My short term fix until today was that as i get on a plane i open multiple tabs on my browser and then look through them offline. I even had someone tap me on the shoulder on a plane to Florida a couple months back asking me if i had Internet access on the plane- i didn't- i had just opened multiple tabs to read through when i went offline.
Well i used to have to make do when i went offline- not anymore i just downloaded it and it works great.
Google Gears is very exciting and addresses a lot of issues that tools like Google Documents have been criticized for not allowing offline access to. Scoble has a video of Google's Brad Taylor talking about the release, at the end of the video he says that a developer came up with this during his trips on the Google bus from SF to Mountain View- wait don't that have WIFI on those buses?
UPDATED: i figured video was not going to be available but i just noticed offline gets no images-graphics are important on many blogs. :-(