It’s Official : Google is the next Microsoft
Posted by tggokul on January 31, 2007
I had just written a post today morning about how Google of late has become very error prone and that they are well on track to be the next Microsoft. I submit yet another evidence.
I googled out this error ( Talk about irony!!! Using Google to fix Google’s problem.), I figured out that I needed to install the full version of Flash Player and not the partial install the link in Youtube lead me to. I dutifully did that and my videos have started working fine. And it looks like a lot of people are having these issues of late.
I am a die-hard fan of Google ( read here), but my confidence in them is slowly eroding. I had written then
People claim that Google probably has the lowest Tester to developer ratio; reason being the developers are encouraged to write quality code that undergoes very little change during testing phase.
I guess the new hires ( which is a pretty significant number) are not upto the same level as the old pros. Of late, I keep hearing that the rigorous interviews which were hallmarks of Google have substantially become easier ( or people have become much smart. Nah, that is not possible. My pet theory is that , the average IQ of mankind comes down every day. That is another discussion for another day ). The immediate effect of this is poor quality of code ( and testing).
Either Google needs to pull up its socks or be prepared to be the target of constant ridicule inspite of its success ( just like Microsoft)