It’s like a scene straight out of Jerry Maguire. Google has rocked up at the operating system party, looked lovingly into the eyes of the IT community and proclaimed, “you complete me.” And boy, has the IT community been completing them since.
I didn’t think it was possible to surpass Apple Computer in the ability to create a media frenzy. But I think Google has done it. Off the back of a 655 word blog post which does little more than state an intention, they’ve triggered a proliferation of pontification on how Google Chrome OS will disrupt the IT industry.
Just like Dorothy’s reaction to Jerry’s appearance in the movie, Google has had to do little more than show up and say hello in order to earn this response. There were no demos, no briefings, no technical specifications, no screen shots, no details on the partners they’re working with, no comparison of what they’re proposing over what’s already in the market.
Well, I hope you don’t mind, but I’m choosing to wait for some more substance before reaching any conclusions. If there’s a quote from Jerry Maguire that would sum up my attitude at the moment it would be “show me the money.”
I need to feel you Google.
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