At least New Microsoft has learned from the mistakes of Old Microsoft, which habitually produced services that only worked with their web browser....</sarcasm>
That "summary" is just a whiny fantrum. Pathetic.
I've said for years that the only thing holding back Linux on the desktop was the availability of a good text editor.
And don't tell me about vi or Emacs
Except that the stockholders still own stock in a company going in all those directions.
I think this is more about Larry and Sergey putting a trusted lieutenant in charge of the stuff they're a little bored with, so he can focus on that stuff, while they get to focus their attention on other more new and interesting (to them) stuff.
Who is "Susan"?
Yeah, this is pretty clearly a self-promotional stunt, especially the please-tag-me-everywhere angle.
If you're wondering how an "on-line" collection celebrated its 50th anniversary recently: the collection was begun in 1964; it was made available via the Internet starting in 1996.
If you make something "free", people won't value it.
Dinosaurs aren't extinct. They've just learned to hide in the trees.