Reno - 4:35 am on Sep 16, 2011 (gmt 0)
it's just a matter of time for anyone to have their down more than ups.
To a considerably lesser degree, it kinda' reminds me of what I have read in history books, about societies where a person's neighbors disappear one by one. Historians ask "how could the citizens allow that to happen?" And of course it's because of what I said earlier, it's because "I'm still here, so everything must be OK". Well, it's not OK, and it won't be OK until things change, and they won't change until something better comes along, just like when Google came to prominence a decade ago, when Alta Vista & Hot Bot & AllTheWeb et al were ruling the roost. When I look out over the horizon, I'm not seeing any contenders, so for the foreseeable future at least, what we've got is what we've got, and they hold the aces, so we better get used to it.
<And for you oldtimers at this venue, think about all those webmasters who used to regularly post, many in support of Google, but are now long gone, disappeared into the night>