I've used some of the online office apps a bit, such as Google Docs, and I really like that you don't have to continually save your work. They take care of that for you. The blogger web interface that I'm using to type this entry does the same thing. A few people I work with are big Microsoft One Note fans, and it doesn't even have a save button.
I believe it's time for emacs to save my files for me. I have a c-x c-s twitch that I'd like to get rid of. I hunted around a bit, thinking that I couldn't have been the first emacs user to think of this, but I didn't have much luck. It turns out that Emacs does save your work for you automatically, but it's not quite what I'm looking for. It saves to separate back up files that you have to use special commands to recover information from, and it still bugs you about saving whenever you do things like compile or exit. Of course I want to save my work!
Is there really no good auto-save feature for emacs?