After all, as MANY people has said, this IS NOT the first time that tweaking their algorithm has caused major life changing hardship for many people
It's not the first time that a hurricane, flood, earthquake, tsunami has caused major life changing hardship for many people.
Yet, people continue to live in areas that are prone to these types of natural disasters. The weather does not have a soul or show compassion, nor does Google have to.
Accept the risks of doing business in an unpredictable environment, but make sure you have a contingency plan to fall back on. Or, as Elsmarc stated: get a job with a steady paycheck if you are not willing to accept the risk.
[edited by: caribguy at 11:52 pm (utc) on Feb 27, 2011]