londrum - 3:10 pm on Dec 9, 2012 (gmt 0)
i think he's just annoyed about having his 20% freetime taken away. sounds like he enjoyed his job when he could spend 20% of it doing his own thing. as soon as they took that away he suddenly finds a load of other things to carp about.
how much of that 20% freetime actually resulted in useable money-making products? google seems to shut down most of its betas.
Suddenly, 20% meant half-assed. Google Labs was shut down. App Engine fees were raised. APIs that had been free for years were deprecated or provided for a fee.
im guessing the management just got fed up paying people to do their own thing, with no real benefit to the company. what other company would put up with that?