[kwlug-disc] [OT] Google sniffing wifi, collecting emails and passwords.

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Jun 21 20:31:01 EDT 2010


I didn't imply that all people will switch, or most of them. But that those
who are averse to the practices of a certain company will avoid it and use
alternatives.

We have this today: identi.ca vs. twitter, the Leave Facebook movement, and
us using Linux and OpenOffice and FireFox.

We can't expect EVERYONE will switch, otherwise we would not have MS IE6
today.

But those who care will.

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

> One only needs to compare linux to MS to know that it's not as simple as
> 'just build a better/cheaper product as an alternative and people will
> switch'.
>
> On 21/06/10 08:05 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>
>> I see them as an advertising company that have some useful technologies.
>> Nothing more. They can't provide the service for free, and once they cross
>> the comfort threshold (varies from one person to the other), and there is an
>> alternative (or two), people will switch.
>>
>
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Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
http://2bits.com
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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