Like most companies that grow and grow and grow, they're finally starting to turn that corner that's just too much. I remember when Starbucks was getting started. The rooms were cozy, the staff kind and the drinks were tasty. I used to stop in often. Aside from a "business" meeting, I can't recall the last time I stepped into one of those stale dumps. Google, since it's online, has an easier time of keeping its omnipresent status behind a curtain. But their true colors are starting to show. Recently they jumped into challenge Apple on the iPhone, and as far as I can tell, it's been a dud. This week they began closing down music bloggers for infringement without any explanation or warning. If Google suddenly stripped my five years of blogging, I would be absolutely furious. And since I'm on blogger, well, they can do it. And now Google Buzz. Do I really, really need more tweets or RTs or whatever the crap it is that I'm flooded with? Oh, I know I don't have to click on the silly little icon, but ya know what Google, I just don't want it on my page. And I just removed it. So there! I am a tough man.
I obviously don't fault Google for adding features and stuff, but the music blogger news is alarming and their efforts to step into just about every area of technology is a bit unnerving. They are becoming the Wal Mart of the online space and this is not a good thing. What's next? Google Coffee. Okay, that "joke" sucked, but seriously Google, slow down a bit. And to everyone who's sending endless updates, go to the park or pick up a book. I know that sounds pretentious. It is.