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Re: Google surge smashes expectations

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____/ Goblin on Friday 15 Jul 2011 09:31 : \____

> On 15/07/11 09:23, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Google tried to recruit me on several occasions (even months ago), but
>> those who think that Google is in it for freedom are wishful thinkers.
>> Google's cash cows (over 90% of the business) are totally proprietary
>> and some of the rest -- Android included to an extent -- is "open core".
> And for me it doesn't matter.  I am more interested in getting diversity
> in the tech world..... I'll spend time worrying about freedom later.
> With a plethora of choice thats a freedom in itself and I think Google,
> Apple and many others have to be thanked (regardless of peoples views on
> them) for at least bringing that diversity to the tech marketplace and
> giving the end-user choice.

Apple worked for profit from proprietary software, so although we can
be thankful for this /happening/ we oughtn't be thanking Apple. It would
be like thanking grasshoppers for devouring Monsanto crops.

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