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Google unjumps the shark

Saturday,  03/22/14  09:33 PM

So... I think Google have unjumped the shark.

I was just looking at some old links I'd saved for possible blogging from the depths of time, three years ago.  At that time I was convinced Google had jumped the shark; that marketing people had taken over from engineers, and the company was headed for a slow sad decline, following in the path of so many technology leaders before.  Check out their home page; I saved this as "Google shark jump 1":

And this as "Google shark jump 2":

Just look at that... I mean, look at it.  Who would ever think this was a nice clean home page?  That black menu is hideous, and there are way too many things going on.  But check out Google's home page today:

A lot cleaner.  Yeah there's still that Google+ junk, but someone has clearly gotten a clue.  And Google have unjumped in a lot of other ways; take the fact that this screenshot uses Chrome, which is now my default browser, having supplanted Firefox.  And look at the success of Android.  And Glass.  And Android Wear. 

Who knows what will be next?

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