Google’s Microsoft Complex

James Grimmelman compares Google to Sauron. I’m flabbergasted. I had always thought that Google was the Ringbearer and that Mordor was where Gates and Ballmer hung out. Was I misinformed? Or am I just confused? If it’s the latter, I have a decent excuse. After all, even though Google and Microsoft have very different public personae, it’s getting harder and harder to tell them apart as businesses. Both built their empires through the same strategy: gaining control of the economic chokepoint of the prevailing computing model of their day.

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