Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

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Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:54 am

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Is Google headed for a fall?

Is it showing all the characteristics of a business that has reached its peak and is now in decline?

Arrogance, greed, a lack of ethics -- these are all the traits of a company that has reached its best-by date.

Will these traits become weaknesses that other new entrants to the scene can exploit to oust Google from its position of dominance?

Just what will the computer and internet landscape look like in another decade or three. You tell me.
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby Kiwiiano » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:30 am

Just attempted to write a review of Google’s new News App, giving it only one star. Surprise, surprise, the Send button stayed stubbornly greyed out.

PS: fortunately one of the other reviews noted it was a poor copy of Flipboard, which now stands beside the GNews icon ready for the switch if the nonsense continues.
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby latewings » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:54 am

Agree with the synopsis. Google should google 'Roman Empire' and take a hint.
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby phord » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:42 pm

The latest fad in UI design is to remove clutter, even if it means removing useful functionality.
I dread every update to Gmail, browser, and any software these days.
Each update reduces or stuffs up functionality in some way.

Also the big corporates seem to be forcing us onto smart phones.
Just signed up with Trustpower for internet and power.
They boast that their power usage reports are available through an "award winning" smart phone app.
Pain in the butt. I do NOT want to look at graphs & figures on a tiny screen.
The previous power company provided useful reports & graphs in email, & a website which is usable on a big screen.
What are Trustpower smoking, if thought through, they would realize that most people who sign up for fibre & power are going to have a big screen PC or laptop in their home.
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby Muscular Jam » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:53 pm

When I got my first smartphone not long ago I downloaded the various apps that companies and services I deal with reccomended. I found all of the them limited and frustrating and started uninstalling them. I think the only one I have left is google maps. Apart from that I just use a web browser and go to the various websites instead.
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby phill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:12 pm

super stickman golf .. 1,2,3, ...... more a physics than a put put game
droid48sx calculator ... copy of the hp 41 cx calculator of the 80s .. best rpn calculator i have used
sudoku

the rest i can easily live without
lots of engineering / physics / chemistry tables formulas and calcs are occasionally useful
( ,,,,,,,, ....... A E I O U use em sparingly theres probably not enough )
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby Weasel » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:44 am

Don't you get it? The tech companies realized they made their products too addictive, the solution is to make their products mediocre so you'll put that phone down and go outside :-)
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Re: Jesus wept, Google again! (11 Oct, 2018)

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:26 am

Outside??? Outside??? What... what if wifi doesn't reach outside... [reaches for valium]

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