[FoRK] today

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri May 31 23:21:03 PDT 2013


On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 10:09:18AM -0700, Adam L Beberg wrote:
> Google is very uneven, only a handful of people are doing anything
> boundary-pushing, far under 1%. But the core of the discontinuity it
> is that what they try to be and present to the world, and what they
> actually are on the inside are WILDLY different things. It's a
> megacorp advertising company, and everything they do must feed that
> beast, and it's a beast that could be disrupted away very easily.

Advertisement looks like dead man walking (but then, it has been
that way for a while). I don't know what Google is going to 
diversify into once that particular spring dries up. Looks difficult.

I can't comment about FB, as I don't know anything about them,
and intend to keep it that way.


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