Thursday, March 15, 2012

James Whittaker: "Why I left Google"

You might have already seen this, given by the amount of buzz it appears to be generating, but in case not, it's worth reading. More importantly, let's hope that it becomes a big enough thing that Google notices, and helps spur Google toward getting its act back together.

It ties in well with Steve Yegge's "accidentally published" rant from a few months ago.

(h/t: Manish Vij, RT by Andrew Leonard)


Substance McGravitas said...

That was indeed worth reading. Maybe one day I'll come back from using Latvian Google.

bjkeefe said...

Oh come now, you will never stop using Latvian Google. Where else would you get the latest on ЗОРБ?

What did you think of Yegge's rant? (If you haven't read it, it's highly recommended, as is everything he writes.)

Substance McGravitas said...

The Yegge piece was interesting, but it seemed to be more about practicality than philosophy; the Whittaker thing was about a change in goals rather than how the nuts and bolts were working.

bjkeefe said...

Well put. I do think the two overlap in the area of how Google lost its mind over competing with Facebook, though.