Remarkable. Google has apparently got an unlimited supply of free passes. Consider the giddy reaction to Google’s latest product announcements:
- Google Co-op is a complicated, non-algorithmic search product that breaks my “remember that people are lazy” rule
- Google Notebook is for a market, search clipping, that is cluttered with the bones of failed products
- Google Desktop soaks up desktop space and CPU cycles while underwhelming
- Google Trends is marginally more useful, but it’s fringe silliness, a less fun cross between Googlefight and Alexaholic
Being the empiricist that I am, I even reinstalled Google Desktop for the third time just to be sure that I haven’t missed something in this latest release. Nope. It is slow, space-consuming, unnecessary, and it messed up my screen, forcing me to do a resolution change post un-install to regain the right part of my desktop.
So, my question: Where did Google get all these free passes? Inquiring minds want to know.