[itdiscuss] What do you think of this article regarding Google
jthompsonic at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 08:41:37 EDT 2008
The Borg were a fantastic creation by Gene Roddenbury ;) Google
likewise us something special. Microsoft ... Drop your shields and
prepare to be boarded. ;)
Competition is good. The US Federal government could not effectively
keep Microsoft from its dominating monopoly; Maybe Google can go where
no government has gone before (insert theatrical music here) ;) To
keep Microsoft honest. Google and Microsoft friendly ;) competition
is a good thing for the consumer.
The technical advances by Google continue to be a marvel (much like
Apple ;) They are setting the standards for web based GUIs that adhere
to open standards. Google has awesome performance of their system too
(no waiting on isle seven!)
Also the fact that Google adheres to open standards makes Google a big
winner. Microsoft is considering being open, but this far their
business model has had more success categorizing open source
approaches as "viral software" with diminishing returns.
The idea that IT would be adversely impacted by Google is bogus. And
to liken Google technology advances to "disruptive techmolpgy" is a
misrepresentation of the facts by a Microsoft surrogate like Gartner
It may be bad for Microsoft in the short run but guess what, Microsoft
will do what everyone else is doing in the wonderful world of IT;
They will adapt to survive, and then to excell. The IT departments
will do the same. The work may change, but IT departments will always
have boat-loads of work to do with lots of opportunities.
And may the best open technology and open solutions win!
Sent from my iPhone
On Apr 14, 2008, at 7:34 AM, "Thompson, Ken" <Ken.Thompson at mtw.org>
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