mattglet - 3:21 pm on Feb 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I totally get where you're coming from, but the reality is that Google continues to "print money" [webmasterworld.com]. Their methodology of throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks doesn't seem to bother them (or their stockholders), and I can't see why they would stop doing it.
I'm not agreeing/disagreeing with you, just trying to point out the reality of it all. Will I be surprised to wake up 5 years from now and see that Google no longer "prints money"? No way. But will I be surprised to wake up 5 years from now and practically own the internet? No way.
To me, as long as people are going to use the internet as way to find information Google will succeed... a lot. Right now, I don't see people making any sort of shift away from that.