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Looking Back at Google in 2009  (View post)

paulmartin42 [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
12 years ago5,346 views

Xerox PARC was awesome. There was more than the development of the PC/network inc fibernet/email/Word/laser printer.. there was Mead Conway VLSI experiment which was global and local for various Stanford projects; there was all sorts of Physics from DLTS to ... and more much more.

It was an international resource of epic proportions, a tough act for Google to follow but as Eric Schmidt was there maybe there's hope.

Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

12 years ago #

Thank you, Philipp, for such an exhaustive and complete post of what Google has been up to this year. I for one would like to see 2010 be the year Google finally has a real competitor (and not one that turns the relationship into a duopoly), but I don't see that happening.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A very thorough summary to read during the Christmas holiday. Thanks!

Roy [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

I was baffled to see no mention of "opening" their map data in Google's blog post on "The meaning of open".

I'm looking forward to a clash of closed (Google Map Maker) and open (OpenStreetMap) ideologies on this front in 2010.

Drazick [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I hope in 2010 they'll focus on Google Docs and Google Wave.

Yet, What I wish the most is solving all the thread view bugs in Gmail (Not cutting consistently at the same place, messing with Signatures).


Applying the File API in their apps.

milivella [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This post is GREAT. Far better than what I could hope (and I have pretty high standards when it's about Philipp!). Thanks a lot.

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