More Google Negativity

August 11, 2010

In a “free market” as it operates in the US, money is  the object. Along with money comes other benefits; that is, the Vanderbilt effect. Corny had some rough edges, including a track record of fist fights, lousy grammar, and putting one of his relatives in a special care facility.

So what’s the big surprise that the non-iPhone Verizon and the non-iTunes Google are figuring out how to get money. The poobahs and the former English majors who analyze technology use fancy words to describe basic American business activity.

What interests me is that the glossy, unsullied Google is now described as a “carrier humping, net neutrality surrender monkey” and discussed with words like “sold out.”

Wow. These folks need to “hie thee to a nunnery” or take a class in medieval wisdom literature. This is the US of A, land of MBAs, quarterly reports, and winner-take-all products like those Mr. Jobs cranks out at healthy margins I might add.

Google is suddenly garnering bad boy headlines because it is trying to deliver to its stakeholders. The object of a public company is to increase value to stakeholders. This means taking money from a third party and putting that money in one’s pocket.

I would have preferred to read about:

  • Google’s acquisition logic, which seems to me to be very similar to Yahoo’s pre-Bartz method
  • Google’s new social network service
  • Google’s increasingly robust security methods for the Google enterprise products and services. (I do recall hearing that Google’s security was pretty good before the new security push.)

Nope. None of this.

The negativity is surprising and unwarranted. The Math Club and the chip off the pre-Judge Green AT&T are doing what is required to thrive in today’s business climate.

From what I have heard and learned in my research, there is more to come. Much, much more.

Stephen E Arnold, August 11, 2010

Freebie, although it goes against the American capitalist method.


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