Another Dotted Story

More from the morning Slashdot peruse.

Google has confirmed that they’re going to allow Open Office apps to be opened from their toolbar. This, in my opinion, must be part of the much larger *Take Over The World* plan. I can just imagine a team of dedicated goblins with hammers and stacks of gold coins sitting around planning this. We are seeing the development of something akin to the rise of MS. Except this will be bigger. I think they would believe that they can be bigger. In more control. Over everything. Not just the desktop.

(Keep going with me here) The Desktop is old news. Real Power is controlling the airwaves, so to speak. The information that passes through each of our lives, wrapped up as it is over the internet.

At least, that’s what I imagine the goblins are thinking. Cause they’re little guys who love to get rich. Crafty. At least, JK Rowling thinks so. And every Tolkein-esque book/crpg that ever lived.

Anyway, back on track. The Forbes Article gives the side that says it’s not going to be that cataclysmic. TechWatch responds with the opposite.

Again, I come back to the purpose. What purpose does Google have? The Google Goblins (should be trademarked) must have a purpose in giving a portal for Sun to get their stuff onto more computers. People who would normally not even know Sun existed might give Open Office a try if Google said so. Google Says (as in Simon) … there’s another thing. The power. If Google says it’s okay, then it is. That’s real goblin power. Making people believe something is worth a look.

Anyway, enough babbling. The clarion call of work is … calling.


Well, here’s some fresh news for this morning. It seems Google is well on the way to becoming Evil Overlord #1 … This is the Slashdot article that references 2 articles: On The Media and Business2; which describe how Google is buying up unused fiber optic cable across the States to create it’s own brand of Internet, creatively speculated-ly entitled GoogleNet.

Heh heh, image the possibilities where the only good search engine was Google … oh, wait on … that already is the case.

Edit: Actually, the On The Media link is just the homepage, and the article is an mp3 ("podcast" for the coolspeek).