Google Sky is one of the coolest applications for the new breed of high tech phones. I have always been interested in the stars and astronomy, but I have been completely overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of the night sky. The constellations are vague and obscure to my sight. Google sky has changed all of that for me. Using my android and the Google Sky application I can move the screen around and see different stars and other objects in the sky. I am able to turn on different levels to see names and/or outlines of the constellations. In just a matter of a few months I have become much more adept at seeing certain stars and the constellations to which they belong. This is another great success in the Google enterprise. Google has become the king of the internet. Although there are several other companies that are players in the internet game most of them have a small fragment of a piece of the action compared to the gargantuan hold that Google has on the internet. It is interesting that Google is a relative late comer to the game compared to yahoo, Microsoft (BING), and others. Many of the others have lost their share completely after a strong start and are no longer even in the business (you’ve got mail). Google keeps extending itself into the online world through acquisition of other companies and ventures. Some of these seem very natural and some of seem like far stretches from the original mission of Google. Personally the launch of the Android DROID telephone from Verizon was the final link that switched me over from having a foot in the Microsoft world and the other foot in the Google world to completely giving myself to Google. I no longer use Microsoft Office products. I have given up on Internet Explorer. Instead I am using Google docs for my word processing, spread sheets, data base. I really love Google Chrome for my internet browser. Google has added so many applications and gadgets for use on their browser or on the mobile phones that use their operating system, that the Google world is becoming all encompassing. The universal usage of Google is astonishing not withstanding their struggles in China and some of the other religiously or politically restrictive countries. Any other county in the world if you can get the right inflection the vast majority of the people will be able to help you Google. I know that there is a fragment of society who used to hate Bill Gates and have now transferred some of if not all of their disdain to Google. I think it is hostility that is not necessarily merited, but is based solely on the expansiveness and success that Google has experienced.
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 at 4:25 am