Chicken_Juggler - 4:32 pm on Mar 26, 2004 (gmt 0)
Google will always be number one just like Coke will always be number one. MS can not jump into any market. They can only bully their way so far. With the browser people were told get on the internet they bought a computer and said "how do I get on the Internet". Their computer had IE on it and they got it. Now these people are already on the Internet and when they open their computer they get a huge portal with a tiny search box on top that they may not even notice. They read in the newspaper and hear from their friends and even hear refferences to it on populer tv shows that Google is the place to go. Google has mind share. It is ingrained in most peoples head that if they need to find something they type in www.google.com and do a search on a place that is just a plain white page with a search box. Microsoft can only win if their competiters program has to be installed. That is how they won the browser and media player battles. Websites are a whole nother beast.