Betwixt Zach Galifianakis clips, I stumbled upon some tech articles. This one had a nice opening:
Technology journalists from the mainstream media appear obsessed with locating some magic bullet with which to topple Google from its dominant position in today’s Web, and use of violent language seems part and parcel of this obsession. Have Larry and Sergey done something to upset them? Did they all have Alta Vista stock? Have they been playing too much Halo? Or can they just not handle the fact that a company is doing pretty well in the stock market whilst actually managing to deliver a valuable user experience?
Whatever the reason, ‘Google Killers’ crop up with depressing regularity, even if (allegedly) you need to put words in the mouths of your commentators to find one.
It’s so true. Every new cool app or feature on the web becomes touted as a potential Google Killer. Man, do we hate anything if it becomes successful? What are our expectations? That something we love remain unknown and obscure? Wouldn’t that indicate that we had an affinity for something useless? Is that why we’re mad? Because we’ve been exposed for the utility-lovers that we are?