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(PBS)   Why Google will leave Microsoft in the dust   (pbs.org) divider line 120
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2005-11-18 05:51:28 PM  
Am I on Slashdot?
 
2005-11-18 06:14:01 PM  
Oh, it's just Cringely. Nevermind folks, back to porn.
 
2005-11-18 06:14:37 PM  
Because microcrap sucks ass?
 
2005-11-18 06:14:48 PM  
The MS bashing is sooo last year...
 
2005-11-18 06:15:55 PM  
Google scares the crap out of me.
 
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2005-11-18 06:16:38 PM  
Google will not leave Microsoft in the dust. Google is doing well in the US, but it has to do well in Asia as well to do well in general on the internet. Microsoft and Yahoo are pwning Google in Asia and Google is too far behind.
 
2005-11-18 06:16:44 PM  
Google will leave Microsoft in the dust because they will create AI in the next five years. The real point of Google Books is just to give their statistical AI enough information to index.

Pretty soon, we're going to have Ask G: ask it any question, it knows the answer. Except "Can entropy be reversed?"
 
2005-11-18 06:17:15 PM  
Article has nothing to do with Microsoft, other than saying Google is not going to compete with them. They plan to stick to what they do best.

/duh
 
2005-11-18 06:19:01 PM  
I hate to sound like an idiot, but can someone please put that in English?
 
2005-11-18 06:20:57 PM  
I would like to think that they both have their respective places in the biz. But thanks,Google,for letting us buy shares for 85 smackers during their IPO. I can retire early. :D
 
2005-11-18 06:20:59 PM  
There are many rumors about Google doing an operating system to compete with Microsoft. I'm not saying they aren't doing that (I simply don't know), but I AM saying it would not be a good idea, because it doesn't play to any of the company's traditional strengths.

'Splain how then, they're going to leave MS in the dust, when they aren't direct competitiors fighting along the same battle lines all over the technological globe?
 
2005-11-18 06:21:03 PM  
didnt anyone see that TV movie, anti-trust... me neither, but from what i saw on the teasers it looks like Gates wont EVER let it happen.
 
2005-11-18 06:21:28 PM  
And who knows more about competing in the marketplace than PBS?
 
2005-11-18 06:21:34 PM  
GOOG Operating Income: 640,192
MSFT Operating Income: 14,561,000
---in thousands

I don't think MSFT is exactly in danger.

Besides, GOOG is not even the best search engine any longer. Hasn't been for awhile. Just the best brand name.
 
2005-11-18 06:21:50 PM  
So basically Google is going to continue what it does, and MS will continue what they do. What's new?
 
2005-11-18 06:22:10 PM  
Basically article states that google isn't going to challenge Microsofts main market. So basically headline sucks. As does submitter. And article writer.
 
2005-11-18 06:22:17 PM  
Kevin143: Except "Can entropy be reversed?"

Let There Be Light.

awesome reference yet again. I'm proud of my fellow farkers.
 
2005-11-18 06:23:14 PM  
The Last Question. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. At least we're a well read bunch of geeks.
 
2005-11-18 06:23:36 PM  
I was raised by Google and I turned out Google.
 
2005-11-18 06:23:42 PM  
dmeat: didnt anyone see that TV movie, anti-trust... me neither, but from what i saw on the teasers it looks like Gates wont EVER let it happen.


Gates isn't in charge anymore. he's just a figurehead ballmer is running the show now. more sucking up to media companies more pissing off customers (product activation, palladium).
 
2005-11-18 06:24:24 PM  
Short form: Google is, Cringely thinks, going to put GoogleDataCenters everywhere, and use this to allow them to give us way better internet, at a very reasonable cost. Thus, Google will become the world's biggest computer company by making weensy tiny amounts of money on everything on the internet.

Chances are, most people will LIKE this idea, because everything WILL work better and it won't cost much. On the other hand, if Google runs everything, and they are actually EEEEVIL, we're screwed. Forget about privacy, and don't piss off the Google overlords or NO INTERNET FOR YOU.

Now, the question is not whether Cringely has been smoking crack or not, it's what KIND of crack is he smoking? The good kind, or the really skanky kind?
 
2005-11-18 06:25:51 PM  
nuclear_asshat
Besides, GOOG is not even the best search engine any longer. Hasn't been for awhile. Just the best brand name.

Well gosh, then what IS the best search engine now?
 
2005-11-18 06:26:27 PM  
MicrOWN3Dsoft!!1
 
2005-11-18 06:26:47 PM  
How does the company that supplies me with unit conversions and answers to such questions as "Why are legal notepads yellow?" plan to compete with the company whose software I am forced to buy on a regular basis, simply because I happen to be buying a PC?

I just don't see how google could do it...

As long as google keeps allowing unfiltered image searches, and directions to here and there, they are okay with me.
 
2005-11-18 06:27:34 PM  
Wow...another good reason not to get financial information from PBS. He totally missed that Microsoft, and all of the other technology big boys, were built not just on developing technology but by buying it. They can and will compete with Google by finding people developing a potentially competitive system, buying them, and then pumping a bunch of money into the project.
 
2005-11-18 06:27:38 PM  
evin143

Pretty soon, we're going to have Ask G: ask it any question, it knows the answer. Except "Can entropy be reversed?"

I actually spilt milk all over myself when I read that. A well played reference sir, and one that makes me feel a tingling sense of kinship in my soul.
 
2005-11-18 06:28:47 PM  
I'm sure MSFT was viewed as innovative and genius when it started developing the earliest versions of Windows that crushed IBM's operating system. The same is happening with Google. Pretty soon the goodwill earned from the initial days of popularity will fade as they turn more and more into just another gigantic tech company. I can already see Anti-Google movements forming a la the Anti-MSFT/Anti-Windows people around now.
 
2005-11-18 06:29:05 PM  
This is appropriate: Epic 2015 (POPS)
 
2005-11-18 06:33:08 PM  
i find it amusing once a company of misfits becomes sucessful, everyone is on their ass...microsoft did a great service to us all, if you don't like it then compete (like any of you have the ability) likewise google, you will all biatch (and do so now) as they become corporate America
 
2005-11-18 06:34:37 PM  
Please pardon my stupidity.
Can someone tell me how Google makes money?
What they provide users with is free searches.
Is the content of these searches of *that* much interest to any group thats willing to Pay for it?

Readying flame suit..
 
2005-11-18 06:36:03 PM  
Kinan, it's all done by simple advertisements. You might see them hidden sometimes on the right of your searches.
 
2005-11-18 06:38:07 PM  
You might see them hidden sometimes on the right of your searches.

You mean the extra useful seach results?
 
2005-11-18 06:38:43 PM  
Kinan:

Please pardon my stupidity.
Can someone tell me how Google makes money?
What they provide users with is free searches.
Is the content of these searches of *that* much interest to any group thats willing to Pay for it?

Readying flame suit..



There's no secrets there, since they're public. Check out their company profile.
 
2005-11-18 06:43:25 PM  
Kiss your privacy bye bye! Google is kinda like the borg.

/a bit of a privacy freak
//wont even write TO a gmail address
 
2005-11-18 06:48:41 PM  
EzraS: and one that makes me feel a tingling sense of kinship in my soul.


my sentiments exactly
 
2005-11-18 06:48:51 PM  
It's never a bad time to bash MS. GOD I HATE MS!

/is 6 year desktop linux user, so F OFF MS
 
2005-11-18 06:49:27 PM  
Wow...another good reason not to get financial information from PBS. He totally missed that Microsoft, and all of the other technology big boys, were built not just on developing technology but by buying it. They can and will compete with Google by finding people developing a potentially competitive system, buying them, and then pumping a bunch of money into the project.

Thread winner IMO.
 
2005-11-18 06:50:04 PM  
I predict that in the future you will log into GOOGLE to play microsoft games - the only software area they have left to dominate because they bought all game producers and thier main software titles go "belly up" due to open source software that performs better and faster than any microsoft program ever did.

Instead you will have free "online based" software at that does every task imaginable at lightning speeds from distributed optical based computing. except to play music, movies and games. - All forms of entertainment that humans enjoy and will pay great sums of money for even though we have all seen fight club.

You'll pay your "HUGE" cable TV/ Internet bill and then spend your whole life (what precious 15 years we have left) chatting with hot online babes named "bill" only to emerge into the outside world years from now realizing that google is in fact controled by Skynet...Matrix..etc...

You get teh picture.

Merry Christmas and Happy Gaming on your XBOX 360's!!!

/Find Sarah Connor now!!
 
2005-11-18 06:50:40 PM  
Duh!
How could I have missed that one..
Thanks
 
2005-11-18 06:53:16 PM  
Google's mission statement is simple.... Dont be evil... Seriously thats what it is, unless its just a very clever cover.............
 
2005-11-18 06:55:40 PM  
For those lining up to suck Google's dick, but hate MSFT, you have just traded one master for another...
 
2005-11-18 06:58:37 PM  
Ummmm... no.

Next please.
 
2005-11-18 06:59:30 PM  
RobertBruce
Kiss your privacy bye bye! Google is kinda like the borg.

If you're using a Windows OS and/or Internet Explorer, your privacy is already "bye bye." The Windows kernel keeps logs of virtually everything you do -- both online and within your local machine. You won't be finding the files unless you know their directory locations and access them from DOS proper.

Regardless, my point isn't to berate Microsoft (although I am an open-source user WHENEVER possible), but to remind every contemporary computer user that you are already vulnerable beyond your expectations. That vulnerability doesn't stop you from using your computer or surfing the internet -- and neither will GOOGLE's super-internet framework.

What GOOGLE is doing is, literally, reshaping the internet. The future of networked communication is dramatically changing, and GOOGLE is going to dominate that reconstruction. Personally, I'm excited to see that future. Although I admit that Big Brother might be starting to loom uncomfortably large.

/Firefox.
//Dual-boot SuSE/XP.
///Can't stop with the slashies.
 
2005-11-18 06:59:40 PM  
Google should provide a web programming model for developers to build and host apps on Google's datacenters. If devs build apps for GoogleOS instead of Windows, MSFT suffers.
 
2005-11-18 07:00:31 PM  
*reads article*

*cringes*

I hate it when people act like they know everything. From the about page:

When it comes to information technology, I know what I am talking about. Twenty years in and around the PC business have earned me wisdom, if not wealth. It's not that I am so smart, but that my friends are smart. The best and brightest in Silicon Valley talk to me all the time. It's my job to sift through their thoughts for valuable bits to share with you. But wait, if I am so great, why is this service free? Good question! Maybe it's time to renegotiate my contract with PBS.

Does he know how stupid he sounds?

*cringes once more*

/haha, he's got a silly name
 
2005-11-18 07:01:47 PM  
Google: new boss, same as the old boss.
 
2005-11-18 07:02:18 PM  
I hate both Google and Microsoft. They can go fellate each other.
 
2005-11-18 07:02:34 PM  
Google is an incorporated data-mining apparatus and we are its data set.
 
2005-11-18 07:03:58 PM  
MS vs Google

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2005-11-18 07:05:47 PM  
Apple left Microsoft in the dust about 3 years ago, and Microsoft will never catch up. Most people are so ingrained in their own idealogical belief systems though that they are late to the party, but make no mistake about it, it's happening. The truth is slowly getting out there.
 
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