Thursday, April 10, 2008

Google Metaphors of the Day: DeathStar and Skynet : Beyond Search

Sign of the times...

John Murrell, SiliconValley.com, used two interesting metaphors in his “Google Opens Cloud to Crowd” story about Google’s new hosted services. Most Google watchers tip toe around comparisons of Google (the happy company) to any thing dark and sinister. Mr. Murrell writes:

Now that it has built up its computing infrastructure to a size somewhere between the Death Star and Skynet, Google really hates to see any of that power going untapped. To spread the wealth, Google announced late Monday the beta launch of App Engine, a set of tools and services that will let Web developers run their own applications on Google’s platform, avoiding all that troublesome back end maintenance.

Google Metaphors of the Day: DeathStar and Skynet : Beyond Search

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