Google Expecting an Anti-trust Lawsuit?

    July 18, 2006

Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO, says to call him an idiot. No, sorry, I’m the idiot here and Eric isn’t an idiot. At least not when I’ve met him.

But, he says that Google hits every conceiveable problem, but faster. Well, let’s see, how long did it take IBM to hit anti-trust problems? It was founded in 1888 and if I remember right its first problems were in the mid-60s (so around 70 years). Microsoft was founded in 1975 and had its first anti-trust problems in the 1990s (so around 20 years). So, that must mean that Eric is preparing for an anti-trust lawsuit already, no?

Update: that link above came from John Battelle’s blog. Battelle also has an interesting interview with Vint Cerf, Google’s “old fart.” (That’s what Vint told me to call him when I spoke at Google last year, but he’s really Google’s evangelist, and inventor of a few minor little Internet protocols).

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