DirigoDev - 4:26 am on Jun 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
An antitrust case against Google would set a treacherous precedent for increased government regulation in an industry that is rather free of government intrusion. This is nothing more than a warning shot fired over the bow – it merely calls attention and demands due diligence by all search engines. Google will make concessions, not unlike Microsoft’s settlement in 2002. Google’s future looks a lot more like Albert Bierstadt's “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California” than “Emerald Sea”. The clouds will pass.
And in case you are wondering, I’m not pro Google at the moment. Their precious second Panda robbed me of my nice comfy life.
Google is not benevolent. Nor are we webmasters. We put up with Google not of necessity but of advantage. Let us not forget that Google played a role in making us digital bourgeoisie.