Android Aside, Google Proves Frugal for This Who's Christmas

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-12-24 Print this article Print

In the dog days of August, mere weeks before the credit crunch crippled Wall Street in September, I compiled this piece pondering some of the things I'd like to see from Google before 2009.

As I write this in the wee morning hours of Christmas Eve, I realize that Google has proven quite frugal, making it a cinch for the Grinch. OK, without further testing of my Seussian skills, here are the things I wanted to see from Google before 2009.

That's does it for my wish list. Clearly, Google didn't deliver on much of it, but I have two conclusions about that, both related. One: After such a fast start to the year, I was too demanding in the latter half of 2008.

Two: I published this wish list before the bottom fell out of the economy on Wall Street in September. This has since spilled over to Silicon Valley.

Google may have been a bit Grinchy to some of us, but perhaps expectations were set too high given the recession. But that's the challenge of dusting off the old crystal ball. Who knew?

P.S. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it. I'll be blogging sporadically next week during the slow New Year's week. |

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