You can watch Google Press Day here starting at 9am PST. Stare in shock and awe as the company announces whizzy new revenue-less and incomplete products & services. Watch in amazement as assembled journalists ooh and ahhh at all the pretty Google logos.
As I said last night on CNBC, the trouble with Google’s throw-it-at-the-wall approach is, in part, that software is so seductive. It’s easy to release something (and easier yet with online services). Matter of fact, as the old joke goes, a software product is 80% done the day you start it. It’s just the last 20% that takes two years. In a sense, Google, in its ADD-driven style, is building up a sizable engineering liability here, one that it will eventually have to ‘fess up to.