Google holds seminar for press on accurate story telling The Register: "One question that kept creeping up was how Google would improve its non-search services. A couple of reporters noted that search is Google's only stable service and that other services are often flakey and not well-baked.
'Well, I guess we think a lot of (the products) are great but not perfect,' Brin said. 'You know, we probably abused the word beta.'
Brin noted that Google Labs was originally meant to be a testing zone but has since received too much attention for it to serve as a true beta ground for fledgling products.
'We don't have an appropriate venue,' he said. 'I think we need to communicate better the things that we actually expect to do well and the things that are really just where you guys are guinea pigs.'"