wheel - 8:53 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
>>>Really? GMail? Android? Chrome? FTTH? GMaps?
Gmail is not 10 times better than other mail programs. Might be worse.
Android, that's linux. I get creeped every time I turn my phone on. I know they're listening into my phone calls, if not directly, then transmitted through the fillings in my teeth.
Chrome is not 10 times better than firefox. Might be 10X worse.
Gmaps, the streetview, sure, but mapping, that's debatable. Maybe their maps are 10 times better than other stuff.
But none of that stuff makes any money. Take away adwords income from Google, and they won't be in the automated car business very long. Even a serious competitor over a few years would likely put an end to this nonsense.
Ford doesn't do self driving cars because they're accountable and have to make money. Google isn't and doesn't. It's like that movie, 'take away reason and accountability', and you have Google. The only reason they can spew this nonsense is exactly what I said, they have a monopoly, way too much cash, and no accountability for spending money on stuff with little to no purpose other than ego strokes.
I don't care what they do with their money, I was commenting that they are claiming some higher business purpose when what they're really doing is spending frivoulously and without any accountability.