The Google has landed. This month's Google fright-fest is led by the New York Times, who has an excellent history of Google and previous fright fests.
The NYT says:
A year ago, Google was rumored to be going into the personal computer manufacturing business, and last week stories about a Google cell phone ran rampant. Neither was true—nor, says Google, are a number of other assumptions. "We're not competing with newspapers, we're not competing with television stations, and we're not competing with the Viacoms of the world," insists Google Chief Executive Eric E. Schmidt. "We're trying to partner with them."
Google is running into the same problem as George Bush. People want to trust and believe in big and benevolent organizations, but there's too much human history countering that desire.
They want to believe, they expect to be disappointed. When they're disappointed they say "You suck, I knew you were too good to be true."
So the initial contact party shows up with Eric, Sergey and Larry hop out of their sleek UFO and they look peaceful enough. But behind them is a mass of UFOs loaded with weaponry - in this case a huge staff and tons of money.
And people are wary.
Not so long ago, Bill Gates was standing on that landing pad.
The skies can only hold so many UFOs, so the people watch below as the UFOs carefully skirmish. Up in the sky, they fight with the only people who might actually understand them.
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