Er typo there engine.. :)
He also said that developers should create more services which are useful that are purely addictive.
although it is probably what Eric meant to say.. ;)
What he is reported as saying in that article was..
At several points in the private discussion, Schmidt urged entrepreneurs to build products and services that are valuable and not merely addictive.
Wouldn't this have been so much better if he had said..
At several points in the private discussion, Schmidt urged entrepreneurs to build products and services that are not merely addictive, but valuable.
The difference is subtle..but important..
re the split into 2 ..
More likely the USA..and the rest of the world..the "European internet"*, in which I include Russia is large ( but with diverse languages ) ..The "Chinese internet" already interfaces with the Russian internet and the European internet, and the USA led internet...and then we have the Japanese sites and Indian sites and Arabic sites and... etc etc ..
What Eric means when he speaks of the USA led internet I think is the "English language" internet..forgetting that many in the USA do not have English as their first language..He might want to talk to the Google workers who work in the non English parts of the internet before being quite so binary** in his thinking and definitions..
* As opposed to the EU internet ( which does not exist as a "unit" )..