Our friends up north (Microsoft) spend over five billion dollars on research and development and all they seem to do is copy Google and Apple.
WWDC, August 2006.
When I was young, there was an amazing publication called The Whole Earth Catalog, which was one of the bibles of my generation. It was created by a fellow named Stewart Brand not far from here in Menlo Park, and he brought it to life with his poetic touch. This was in the late 1960's, before personal computers and desktop publishing, so it was all made with typewriters, scissors, and polaroid cameras. It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools and great notions.
Google's not a real company. It's a house of cards.
I've got my kids brainwashed: You don't use Google, and you don't use an iPod.
Google never did any advertising. They're like dealers; they sell the stuff, but they know better than to use it themselves.
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