Posted on September 2, 2008
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The Google Chrome hype train is chugging along at full speed.
Although I’ve ditched , a reader of The Drama 2.0 Show this morning sent me an email imploring me to look at tech|ticker commentator .
Like TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington, Blodget thinks Chrome is big. Real big.
Certainly it’s a browser. It’s going to sit beside the other icons. It sounds like it has a bunch of cool features. It’s totally designed for web applications and things.
It sits beside other icons? It sounds like it has a bunch of cool features? It’s totally designed for web applications and things?
Does it navigate HTML pages too? I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried.
The need for Windows and other operating systems is declining.
That’s right. Every working computer requires an operating system but their use is declining rapidly.
Just download a piece of software from us. It’s going to have a browser, it’s going to have Google Earth, it’s going to have Google Desktop, all of the applications you need. You don’t have to worry about what’s in it. It’s just Google on your PC or on your Apple or on your phone. It’s going to do all this stuff. It’s going to make a much richer experience.
It’s going to do all this stuff? All the applications I need - including Google Earth? I want whatever Blodget is smoking.
And proving that he is completely and utterly clueless, Blodget apparently doesn’t even know that Chrome is currently available only for computers running the Windows operating system. You can’t run it on your Mac (unless you’re dual booting Windows) and you can’t run it on your phone.
Which begs the question - has Blodget even read anything at all about Chrome before babbling on about it?
It’s an operating system for cloud computing.
More and more going forward here you’re going to get a lot of stripped-down machines that are not doing all the stuff Windows enables and Windows isn’t going disappear…there’s going to be some operating system actually running the machine. But it’s not going to be important as a consumer experience.
All of the stuff Windows enables? Like functioning monitors, input devices, printers and the rest of that pesky hardware that software needs to communicate with?
I guess that’s all totally unnecessary. As long as my grandmother can smile and say “I have Google on my PC,” I’m happy!
And, of course, if operating systems are in decline, why is there going to be “some operating system actually running the machine”? This is all getting very confusing.
Operating systems are no longer necessary. Google Chrome is an operating system. Some other operating system will be running my machine.
This sounds like a very rich experience indeed!
I think it’s actually great for [PC manufacturers]. Right now don’t forget they’re paying for Windows. Chrome is free and Google is going to pay them to put it on the machine especially if Windows isn’t there so right now it’s a benefit to them. I don’t know how much they’ll get. $10 whatever it happens to be but you look at all the search revenue Google will generate over the time that PC is owned and they can pay a fair amount of money to get it installed.
How is Google going to pay PC manufacturers to put Chrome on their machines “especially if Windows isn’t there” when Chrome only runs on Windows?
I think this might be a problem but I’m sure Google will have an icon I can put on my PC to fix this problem.
And finally, when Aaron Task points out that Google hasn’t been so successful outside of search, Blodget babbles on and then points out that Mozilla should be threatened too:
I’ll tell you what it is. It’s going to really force them to reevaluate this whole non-profit .org thing, especially because they are actually a corporation. It might be time to finally go public.
Now Henry, I know you haven’t been involved with IPOs lately given that you’re banned for life from the securities industry but you should know that almost every non-profit organization in the United States is organized as a corporation. Unfortunately, there’s a slight problem here: non-profit corporations can’t go public because non-profit corporations don’t issue stock and non-profits aren’t allowed to benefit the individuals who run them.
Perhaps Blodget and Michael Arrington should connect. I’m sure Arrington is quite capable of giving Blodget a crash course on business structures and securities law.
In summary, that Blodget was ever allowed into the securities industry and is given a podium on tech|ticker is truly an insult to the intelligence of the human race.
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