netmeg - 8:35 pm on Oct 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
And I am not at all convinced on how the idea of regulation is supposed to work -
- we're kind of in an extreme anti-regulation period in history, in case you haven't noticed (at least in the US)
- which regulatory agency is supposed to regulate Google anyway, since the issue is international
- Logistically speaking, how are you going to do it? Require users to not use Google so much? Ban the use of "google" as a verb? Not allow them to change their default search engines back to Google, even when they're initially set somewhere else?
- How are you going to create competitors worthy of the name, if Yahoo and Microsoft (with all its money and smart engineers) can't figure out how to do it? Gonna give a search engine bailout?
Nope, I just can't see it.