Saturday, March 17, 2012

My long term, tragically codependent relationship

Google is having at it again.  They are the classic set of corporates who do want they want and let other people decide whether or not they can live with the changes.

Now, I have gone over this a couple of times now.  Hell, I even left blogger completely and started up my own chunk of a server farm in a vain and silly protest.

Blogger is rapidly being deboned and subsumed into the little google+ symbol in the upper left corner of your screen.  Over the last little while, If you carefully watch the actions, you can see the modification to the program that will make it little more that an extremely verbose twitter.

Whole bunch of little things are occurring.  Taken alone, they are minor annoyances.  Put them together and they are the evidence of google's ham-fisted efforts to be competitive in the "social media" marketplace and the highly focused effort by google's corporate masters to wrest back the spotlight from Zuckerberg et al.

Now, for those of you who follow this bit of inchoate rambling, you have been reading lately, you know my feelings on operating systems.  But I think that what we are seeing now is beyond the obtuse and somewhat esoteric battles for the control over silicon.  I will be writing more about this in my next post.

What is happening now is a battle for control of the space where the powers that be will attempt the control of your economic and intellectual life.  Microsoft and apple were the first to the part.  Google slid in next.  Facebook is organizing its bid.

For a while, the above clip was used in reference to microsoft.  I think that maybe it is more a reference to the mindset of corporations who wish to reduce us to consumers.

Things have just started to get interesting.    

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