Monday, December 28, 2009
Rarely have I seen such a comprehensive thrashing of an Op-Ed piece in the New York Times. One is almost forced to wonder how the column got by that paper's layers of editors and fact-checkers...
"Yeesh. I'll say this really slowly: Consumers want products that work together, simplify our lives, and solve problems. For this nitwit to want to throw us back to a world where we need point products -- maps here, directions there, product search there, email over there, etc. -- as some sort of full-employment act for me-too companies that can't get web traffic on their own merits is batshit nuts. "
Hey! Maybe somebody should send this to the EU antitrust people, because this sounds suspiciously like (may exactly like) the reasoning they used to force Microsoft to unbundle IE and pay a record fine.