I Know You Are, but What Am I?
The Internet has evolved from open standards, having a diversity of companies. And when you start to have companies that control the operating system, control the browsers, they really tie up the top Web sites, and can be used to manipulate stuff in various ways. I think that’s unnerving.”
That’s what Google co-founder Sergey Brin had to say about Microsoft’s hostile bid for Yahoo. Apparently he doesn’t see the Web as an operating system. Or the irony of leveling such accusations at Microsoft when the Web today is driven in large part by “made-for-Google-AdSense” online ad-supported business models and Google is the search market’s undisputed master.
(Googlebot illustration by Tyler Jordan, eVisibility Insider)