I also wonder about Google’s dedication to its own projects. For example, what will be the fate of Google Bookmarks now that Google Notepad has launched? Google Labs is littered with half baked and half finished products. I see little or no product vision coming out of Google, sitting fat and arrogant on it its Adsense revenues.
To be fair, I’m less critical of Google Lab offerings — they are really just public feature tests — than I am of quasi-launched Google products & services, like Gmail, Talk, Calendar, etc., that ship and then go into stasis. Nevertheless, I appreciate the company in my mission. Mike’s t-shirt is in the mail.