tedster - 3:26 am on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I would wager that google has played a role in the loss of many many jobs in the last few years
We've been featuring a thread from 2010 for the past year - highlighted in red bold type in the Hot Topics area [webmasterworld.com], which is always pinned to the top of this forum's index page.
Depending on Google has hurt businesses since at least 2002 [webmasterworld.com]
This Panda chapter brings home the message even stronger. And yes, I do know how hard it is not to be dependent on Google while the tap of free search traffic is flowing openly.