Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Jan 2014 14:09 UTC
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But at least they're trying, right? Absolutely. I'm glad they are. But it would be awesome if the brilliant minds at Google worked on something everyone reading this would actually want to buy. Not something we probably won't see for years, maybe even decades.

Yeah! I mean, who wants Gmail, Google Search, Chrome, Android, YouTube, AdWords, Google Apps, Maps, and so on, and so forth. All useless stuff nobody wants!

How dare Google focus on more than immediate financial gain, and instead focus on trying to make the roads safer, or helping diabetics, or trying to explore the potential applications of wearable computing! All activities of every company ever should always and exclusively be focussed on immediate financial gain and shareholder returns, or else they'll get brilliant bloggers who contribute so much to the world complaining they can't spend their money right now, right away, now, now!

Google's 'moonshots', or the stuff Microsoft does at Microsoft Research, might not immediately satisfy the grubby little hands of entitled consumers, but thank god they're doing it.

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Comment by YEPHENAS
by YEPHENAS on Sun 19th Jan 2014 14:18 UTC
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2008-07-14

"I mean, who wants Gmail, Google Search, Chrome, Android, YouTube, AdWords, Google Apps, Maps, and so on, and so forth. All useless stuff nobody wants!"

Most of these are actually quite successful. Brain dead article ...

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by BluenoseJake on Sun 19th Jan 2014 14:36 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
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2005-08-11

That's Thom being sarcastic. It's not part of the article, it's part of the summary.

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RE: Comment by YEPHENAS
by abstraction on Sun 19th Jan 2014 15:16 in reply to "Comment by YEPHENAS"
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2008-11-27

This requires a facepalm or two.

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