Thursday, November 03, 2005

Scoble: Google Has Won; We All Go The Way Of The Dodo

Via The Map Room: Scoble says, “ ...it’s doomed. So is our Virtual Earth. "Why? Cause we don’t even realize that Google is playing in the Superbowl and left us playing for the high school championships. It’s nice to win the high school championships, but it isn’t close to the Superbowl. "... it’s not about maps, it’s about the advertising platform that Google has built. It’s not about prettiness, it’s about who has the most user generated content (I still hate that term)” Agreed... With one exception. I think it comes down to who can give you the best core information to work from and access to the code to "mash" from... And ease. So, Google wins this round because they can buy everything under the Sun. I aim to be Google in my own mind, someday. Now whose going to be the next Google? Orwellian thought: "Why doesn't Google buy Microsoft, the CIA (who was at GEOINT), the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the three credit reporting companies?"

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