aleksl - 1:54 pm on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
To the OP - Wrong title of the thread, should be "getting a picture of how Google develops things", not what Google is. You should start with bunch of faceless MBAs, wall street, data grabs, CIA etc. if you want to know what "Google IS".
Unless, of course, you plan to "keep the pink dream going".
Sgt, if Google was unplugged tomorrow, you would get the same amount of traffic, give or take, because all the searchers will go to other competing Search Engines.
Better question would be "if Google bans your site tomorrow, how many visitors would it get?"