Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Will Google win the enterprise?: "It remains to be seen whether Google will be able to adapt its noble and strongly-held 'user empowerment' ideology to the realities of big-company operations. The company's confidence and arrogance are strengths, but they're also weaknesses.
But Worthen ends on the right note. Even if 'Google implodes on its own, done in by growth, internal squabbling or hubris,' he writes, 'the model will survive and thrive. Applications are destined to move to the Web. Perhaps not all at once, and maybe not even quickly (after all, companies are still running Cobol applications on mainframes), but Google has demonstrated that the Web computing model is viable ... And that's going to change everything for CIOs.'"
If I were using categories for this blog, I'd categorize this post (read the full essay, BTW) under "Google c2006 == Netscape c1996?"