MrSavage - 4:05 pm on Aug 18, 2009 (gmt 0)
What is most scary, is that the monopoly isn't over a product, it's a monopoly of the internet (which is everyone's fault, not the fault of Google) which is I think, the last place anyone would want to see a monopoly. The internet is supposed to be about freedom isn't it? When somebody can filter, funnel, alter, remove content, websites, information from the internet, then we are in big trouble. In a sense this is happening already, but most people don't realize it. Chine for example is the filter for that country. Do we want a filter for the internet covering the rest of the globe? If Bing goes bankrupt, then we have one choice. Take a moment to let that thought sink in. China, the government controls what people can or cannot see. In a sense, take Canada at 90% Google usage, they are controlling what we do or do not see. Again, it's no fault of Google for being so good, it's just that well, it's slightly disturbing to somebody like me.