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Given My Inclination…

By - May 19, 2005

…to berate Google for not having any strategic center, this post from Marissa makes my list as an instant classic. From it:

Does Google have a strategy, or are we just a bunch of mad computer scientists running around building whatever we want? Today this question gets an answer: we’ve launched our personalized homepage via Google Labs.

I’m not sure that’s an answer, but it’s certainly the start of something.

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6 thoughts on “Given My Inclination…

  1. Tom says:

    Toward the end of what was a generally informative (yet to me somewhat reminiscent of an elementary school “show and tell session

  2. Joe says:

    Does anyone know where I can find a recording of yesterday’s Google Factory tour?

  3. Scott Meyers says:

    There’s an MP3 recording of part of it here, but it’s been re-mixed to announce the new “Google Laundry” product:

    Google Announces New Google Laundry

    I can’t wait to do my laundry Google-style.

  4. Irie says:

    I checked out My Google. So let me understand – Google is becoming Yahoo by creating a portal? I’m sure that’s a fight that they will win given that they have much direction, greater capital and stability as well as superior products. Is it me or has Googleplex been seriously lacking imagination recently? Not only is this a moronic move, but Yahoo is kicking Google’s behind in Google’s game PLUS the portal game. Googlers, please! Get your act together.

  5. ID:entity says:

    “but it’s certainly the start of something”… I fully expect you to track back to this comment, when the Plex actually decide its tiem to become more transparent.

    Wit hthe search wars the tit for tat PR table tennis is some what holding back at least the announcement of innovation – then again the bigger the ship the longer the enertia.

  6. Bob says:

    I sure hope not…that ANY company would think it knows exactly what web users will need in the long run is disappointing. The best we can do is run like mad to keep up…and mad computer scientists run the fastest of all…if you let them.