Does Google Have Any Social Skills at All?
Sam Biddle on Google’s recent run of products which have undoubted smarts, but lack the practicality to survive outside the bubble:
Google might be blinded by its own smarts. It’s an honest to god braintrust, filled with people who want to make the future. But here’s the thing about the future: it should make the way we live our lives better, not dictate the way we live our lives. It’s unintentional—the company truly thinks Google+ is super cool. And maybe it is, to the engineers behind it. But for those of us who aren’t data-crazed boy geniuses, it’s a nerdy imposition.