• Ian Williams

    Fascinating. It brought to mind that Steve Jobs speech, in which he says that you can’t basically join the dots to see the consequences of yours actions until they’ve already happened.

    It always amazes me how the world could have taken a different turn, but for one persons’ luck, obstinance, arrogance, myopia, lack of confidence, whatever. Without wanting to overstate the impact of search purely because I work in it, Google, and their associated approach to data, privacy, product acquisition and all that that’s entailed has definitely changed the way I experience day-to-day life. It could have been completely different had another organisation bought their technology.

  • Winooski

    “…raise your hands if you actually remember those search engines…”

    (Raises arthritic hand, thereby pulling muscle in back.) Ow!