Google: Reality-check, please

<![CDATA[Google Morphs Into Multifaceted Juggernaut – New York Times:

In just seven years, Google Inc. has morphed from a bare-bones online search engine into a technological octopus that seems to sprout another intriguing tentacle every other week.

This is classic speculative bubble stuff. I know Google is doing big things, but this article collects so many ridiculous potential directions that, even if they are all true, challenge any organization’s ability to keep any semblance of focus. If Google believes its own hype, it is in trouble. If we don’t believe that Google will use any means to achieve their ends (that is is capable of evil, even if it doesn’t intend evil), we’re in trouble as users of information, too.]]>