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Re: Open Letter to Google

  • Subject: Re: Open Letter to Google
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 08:19:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [John A. Bailo] on Monday 12 December 2005 18:03 \__

> Au79 wrote:
>> Dear Google,
>> Please, please, kill Microsoft.
>> Thank you.
> Godzilla, please kill King Kong.
> King Kong...

*LOL* Good one...

__/ [Ramon F Herrera] on Monday 12 December 2005 21:24 \__

> Google will NOT become another Microsoft for a very simple reason:
> we will never allow that to happen.
> By "we" I mean users, the media, corporations and government.
> People, after all, can learn from the past to avoid the same mistakes.
> Microsoft did all what it did, just because it was the first, not
> unlike Standard Oil a century ago.
> We have all been vaccinated and have been generating Microsoft
> antibodies.

Not all of us, mate. It would be easy to speak for ourselves, but many people
are still inclined to use MSN Messenger, Hotmail and the like. Don't count
on everyone to make decent judgement and derail from the flock. Large
organisations know how to convert their customers into cattle.

__/ [baalbek] on Wednesday 14 December 2005 00:20 \__

>> To me, Google could become something far worse than Microsoft.
>> Microsoft merely tries to control the ability of people to make software
>> tools.
>> Google wants to monopolize all knowledge on Earth.
>> Which do you think is more pernicious?
>   The most pernicious is uninformed, suggestible people like you.

Google stick with their goal of accumulating and organising human knowledge,
sporadically binding advertisements to it. That's the nature of
commercialisation. It is unfortunate that Open Source was used in such a
way. I would rather see human knowledge organised by 'ownerless' bodies such
as Wikipedia. Even del.icio.us and all its tagging, figures and knowledge is
now owned by Yahoo.


PS - Regarding the main question, the real test for Microsoft is .NET and
"Live software". I believe they have arrived too late at the scene and the
imitation of Google will never work. Not with the departure of employees,
the public opinion, and the terrible search results that MSN offers. Long
live Google. I for once, welcome their invasion.

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