I guess I don't get this Google Gears thing. This morning Scott posted Google Gears - Maybe all Rich Internet Applications needed was Local Storage and an Offline Mode
RIA I see but for offline storage?
My response was Cookies 2.0 to which Carlos reply's
Have you even looked at SQLite? You can stuff all sorts of things in the database and get it back out via SQL.
You can build a synchronizing n-tier web app on the desktop. If the thought of that doesn't make you drool, nothing will.