dstiles - 9:38 pm on Aug 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google seems to have fallen to the common fault that we in the UK perceive in US Americans. It was summed up by Eddie Izzard on stage during one of his American tours: "Do you even know there are other countries out there?"
Present company excepted, of course. :)
The concept that google began applying a few years ago turns the internet web from WWW to LWW - Local not World. We in the UK register UK domains BECAUSE we are in the UK (and because UK domain management is far superior to .COM etc and doubtless through pride) not because we want to restrict our trade to the UK - how ludicrously arrogant of google to even THINK that. And how arrogant to implement geolocation without a care for the companies that then lost their World Wide Web Trade because of it and because of their belief that google was good for business.