Google Talk, an instant messaging VoIP application from Google, is apparently imminent. I haven’t seen it, but ignorance is not an obstacle to all members of the commentariat. Consider the following quotes from Think Equity analyst John Tinker in an L.A. Times piece late today.
“Like any big company, they’ve got a brand name, and they’ve got to keep extending it,” said John Tinker, an analyst with Think Equity Partners, who has not seen Google Talk. [Emphasis added]
And then this:
“There’s nothing revolutionary about it,” Tinker said of Google Talk, “but I don’t think that matters.” [Emphasis added]
Did you catch that? Mssr Tinker has not seen Google Talk, but, far-seeing and prescient fellow that he is, he is still able to confidently offer commentary. Hmmm, I have a paired yen/dollar trade I’m wondering if he can also help me with.
[Update] Funny, the story in the L.A. Times has changed since I read it yesterday and quoted Tinker’s comments. Where it used to directly quote him saying “There’s nothing revolutionary about it…”, the piece now paraphrases him instead, saying “Even if it doesn’t turn out to be revolutionary…”. Yo, Russ, where is the footnote saying your biz section article has changed?