I’ve been playing with an idea for a few years in my head – The great idea to write exactly what I think about controversial things, or not even things that are controversial, but things that annoy me or things I discover to not be true (or false). It would be funny because I’m not very intelligent (lets not lie), yet I may just raise some interesting points! Plus I love a good debate that could potentially start in the comments!
The reason I haven’t done this yet (I ALWAYS have so many good ideas!) is because I SUCK AT WRITING. My sentence structure sucks. Like my opening sentence “Yo. Lo.”. That’s how I start blogs.. randomly. Because how else do you do it? I read plenty of blogs, but obviously I haven’t learnt how to OPEN a blog post. I guess next time I’ll just LAUNCH into the speech.
The reason I bring this up NOW is because it’s come to my attention that Google isn’t as innovative as everyone thinks. I shit you not. It appears to me right now that the only thing Google has done on it’s own is the algorithm for Google Search (Or, BackRub…) called “PageRank”. That’s it… Everything else, they bought, even then there is a very similar one patented by another guy.. But lets not go there.
Youtube? Not theirs. Blogger – Created by Pyra Labs. Hell, I even though Google Docs (Or, Google Drive) might of been a great insight of their own, but nope, they bought out a company called Writley. Cloud computing? Obviously not, even I know Google wasn’t first at that. Google Glasses? I’m willing to bet someone else had the idea and/or technology before Google got a hold of it. Hell, their flagship “Nexus” phones are manufactured by LG (I think Samsung had a Nexus at one point?). Sure, they own Motorolla Mobile now, but it was already an established company!
How did I come to this conclusion that Google is good for nothing but advertising? (Because that’s where 96% of it’s revenue comes from!). Because I’m doing a report where I must pick a company that is innovative. Now, I’m doing it so close to the hand in date, I was just like “Fuck it, Google’s pretty awesome, lets do Google”. Turns out NO. Hardly anything that is “Google” branded was actually CREATED by Google. Sure, they took over the company and now it’s “Google” branded (Android was not actually created by Google!), but the starting product wasn’t a created by existing Google programmers / developers.
I feel a bit let down. I always thought Google employees where so smart, only to find out Google just BUYS the smart people. Sure it’s great for them.. But it fucked up my damn report. I still have to go with it anyway cuz this damn this is due on Friday and today is Wednesday. ARGH.