Originally Posted by AjitMD
Google? I will make it simple: Legit pack of thieves and freeloaders. They do not create content, but freeload off others' content and make money. Everything from newspapers to books.
The books, I get that. I don't understand what they're doing, I really don't think "ask forgiveness later" is good policy.
But they do provide services, it's not just free loading as you might impugn. The information you find on Google is going to be the same information that's available to other search engines.
On the newspapers, they're just being bombastic. If the newspapers don't want Google indexing their material, they only need to add a deny in robots.txt on their web servers, they respect that. Even if they didn't respect that, Google's spiders can be blocked/denied on an IP level. So when newspapers complain about Google, they really aren't being serious, it's just PR, and sad PR at that.
What is worse, they had their CEO as a board member of Apple. He must have signed - or it was implied - that there should be no conflict of interest. Instead he gets the road map of Apple regarding the iPhone, iPod Touch, and who knows what else. How else could they come with competing products so fast???
Maybe you missed the stories where he recuses himself of meetings when the iPhone comes up? And the stories where the Apple board was fine with his presence all along? They didn't force him away, he left on his own. If they thought he was a threat, they could have forced him to leave, which suggests to me that your paranoia in the case of the board seat is probably unfounded. That somehow you see something they didn't is unlikely.
Originally Posted by MobileMe
Dude stop it! Just stop!.... CHROME IS A COPY OFF APPLE... Okay they use webkit (A standard Apple pushed) and made it mainstream for future browser implementations.... GOOGLE COPIES !! Face it man! Google is just a POC and they need to stick with search and get chrome off the OS X platform... Steve doesn't want it, Apple doesn't want it, I DON'T WANT IT, ...tell them to stay on Windows or whatever other platform that doesn't start with OS X
If you don't want it, you don't have to use it. How do you know that Steve doesn't want it, anyway? I highly doubt you know much about what Mr. Jobs wants, judging by your tacky rainbow signature, I doubt you're channeling him very well.
Originally Posted by ascii
Did you know RTF was invented by Microsoft?