Saturday, January 07, 2006

A Googol of Google News

I love Google. They make great software and tools of all kinds, and I've never paid a penny for any of it. And guess what? I'm not the only one. If you look at the main page of /. right now you'll notice that three of the ten articles are about Google. Google's migrating to phones. Google unveils the "Google Pack." Google announces a video store.

What's so unusual about this? Nothing. And that's exactly the point. Google has become such a behomoth that their every move is newsworthy. And so I wonder...
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How long can Google's ascension last? And, though it's blasphemous to even speculate, will we ever grow tired of seeing Google starring as technology's White Knight? Not that I am. Like I said, Google makes great products and gives them away. What's not to like, right?

Mark Twain wrote that "Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities, truth isn't." In a fictional world Google would be easing us into a complacent dependence upon all things Google, preparing to take over our technological lives. Stranger things have happened and, if Mr. Twain is right, they probably will here too.

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