"I certainly never write a review about a book I don't think worth reviewing, a flat-out bad book, unless it's an enormously fashionable bad book." --
says, John Gardner in Conversations with John Gardner
Quoted from 'Dictionary of Library and Information Science Quotations'     Edited by Mohamed Taher & L S Ramaiah. ISBN: 8185689423 (New Delhi , Aditya, 1994) p.150. Available @ Amazon.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Google’s Convergence Re-visited

Googled to know what's in the news, about: "We're changing our privacy policy.""This stuff matters,"
says a news story: "Google announced this week it intends to consolidate privacy policies and combine all of the user data it has harvested into one profile. This means that data from Gmail users would be combined with that gathered from their searches on YouTube, Maps, Google+, Picassa, Chrome and any of Google's other services..." continue reading @  Asia Times Online

And, thus spake a Blog author @ London Review of Books:
"...Technology companies used to emulate IBM – Microsoft emulated IBM and Google emulated Microsoft – by commoditising the complement: IBM made it cheap and easy to get parts to plug into your computer, allowing it to sell more computers; Microsoft made it cheap and easy to buy computers, allowing it to sell more software; Google made it free and easy to do anything on the internet, allowing it to sell more ads. (Apple made it cheap and easy to get music online, which led to everyone buying iPods, and to 30 per cent of all music sales going through Apple.)" continue reading : 

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