Apparently Google is announcing a number of new products next week, including Google Health. I wish it wasn’t. Not, however, because I have anything against health-related services — a friendlier and faster Medline would be a dandy thing — but because I want ever-scattered Google to sit in place for a minute and finish crucial features in existing products.
Examples are myriad:
- Where is Edgar search in Google Finance? Not done yet.
- Where is Exchange sync in Google Calendar? Not done yet.
- Why is three-year-old Gmail still in beta?
- Why is Google Talk still tottering around with a fraction of features?
Enough already. Google needs to get on some 12-step no-new-service program and finally get something past the 80% complete mark, or at least the 50%.