Sand - 5:07 am on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
No doubt the publicizing of PR was a bad mistake of Google. Should have always been internal.
I'm going to disagree. The internet was different back then. When you visited a site and didn't know if you should trust it or not, that green bar gave you a hint of confidence. We have different signals now, but those things weren't there then.