Many readers have asked me – “Hey John, why so silent on the rumors that Google might 1/create a parallel Internet using portable containers and massive bandwidth (see Cringely here) and 2/connect them to cheap and powerful “Google Cubes” that do everything we wish Apple, Dell, and Tivo would do but for some reason are not?” (see more Cringely, Cnet, and the LA Times).
The simple reason: I find both hard to buy. Really hard to buy. Why? Well, it’s not like Apple, Dell, and tons of others don’t want to make the same thing (the cube, anyway), and it’s not like they haven’t thought it through. I know, I know, plenty of folks were playing in search when Google came along….so… I’ll keep watching, and thinking, but….well, it feels a bit like our the Google Rorschach effect at work….for now.
Update: Google has denied the PC angle, in any case.