Monday, October 03, 2005
Google Taking Over the World?
A few weeks ago, I'd have said the jury was still out on this one. Google is now in prime position to topple Microsoft's miniopoly (yes, we coin words here at Anyletter). Take into consideration Forbes' article on Microsoft weakening. It looks as though MS is becoming less a business and more a bureaucracy. You know, I don't mind Microsoft all that much, it typically comes out with quality products (though a bit less affordable than they ought to be). But the prospects of Google ruling the field quite frankly scares me. See, Microsoft has no qualms about being an eeeevil corporation (be they or not), however Google wants you to believe that it's just this benevolent little search engine. Right. I use Google services, as well as Microsoft services, and though you're getting screwed with both companies, at least Microsoft is upfront about it, Google doesn't even bend you over to screw you, it's sort of a sneak attack (sorry about the graphic description there).
But we can only wait and see where Google is going with all of this. Bidding for San Fransisco's wi-fi is an interesting move, and threw me off (I sure as hell didn't see that one coming). But maybe Google will get too bloated before it can realistically compete with Microsoft. That wouldn't surprise me at all.