.…the fact is Google is an advertising company. This is where 96% of its revenue came from in 2010. It’s not a computer services company, so the resources it devotes to serving governments and school districts are small and the errors Google will continue to make will be huge.…
Does the Los Angeles experience with Google Apps offer any lessons for those promoting the same as a replacement for Glow?
John Naughton, who enjoys the marvelous title of Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University, will be publishing a book in January that deals with 9 basic misconceptions that people have about the Internet — From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: What You Really Need to Know About the Internet
Postscript — If you haven’t already played with YouTube’s automatic transcription function, just click the little red ‘cc’ button at the foot of the video and click Transcribe Audio. It is still in BETA, and it shows!
Steve Jobs was praised for his creative genius, and rightly so. But creativity and great design need not be restricted to the bleeding edge of shiny technology; sometimes the very simplest and crudest and cheapest of materials can be utilised in making life better for people, and can be every bit as shiny as the shiniest MacBook Pro or iPad 2.