Smart piece from Ben Brooks on the naive and ironic (or hypocritical) differences between Google’s actions and their words.

Also, in an aside, Ben hits on another byproduct of the acquisition: modems:

Motorola has long made the best modems a consumer can buy for their home DSL/Cable connections — Google now owns that. That prospect scares me as the last thing I want is a party with a vested interest in what, where, and how I browse the Internet to be standing between me and the Internet. Google is now that party — of course they may never leverage it, but do you really believe that?

August 15, 2011