But just as my 8 year old could go from “too tired to sweep the deck” to “ready to ride his bike 4 miles on order to get a new Lego Bionicle“, Google this week added a relative slew of new words (and a link) to the sacrosanct Google home page, front and center (with red highlights):
New! The G1 phone is on sale now. Learn more.
I don’t know which is more tragic: that Marissa Meyer will awake with a realization of just how much Google’s Senior management values her time, or that people still grant Google the benefit of the doubt on issues of ethics, fairness, and monopoly business practices. When it comes to money, Google knows how to execute. When it comes to anything else, well, we have to be careful because it might not be best for the users.