Thursday, December 14, 2006

At the Risk of Being a Sensationalist

Aaron Swartz posted this article about Google yesterday. He didn't get a too happy response from one Google employee that seems to have been offended.

Aside from aggravating Google employees, the post does highlight one thing with which I agree. Whether you agree or disagree with Aaron that Google is making infants out of employees, Aaron is correct that Google needs to innovate more to keep up with the growing tech market. This is doubly true as China and other countries are finally stepping into the tech market. Competition can only get more stiff.

That said, I am a Google fan, and they are doing some cool stuff with feeds, collaborative projects like Writely, Blogger Beta, and other web 2.0 stuff (I know, "web 2.0" is cliche) .

I also think they could do with a little less secrecy. Maybe making the company more open would expose some of the sausage making Aaron talks abut, and lead to some really cool stuff from people getting inspired at the simple mechanics of it.


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