Google's grand plan revealed?

— 10:03 AM on March 17, 2005

Google is wildly successful, but where is the company headed? What's its grand plan, and how does the recent hiring of a key Windows architect from Microsoft figure into it? Those are some of the questions being kicked around in this interesting little write-up at CNET. Molly Wood thinks she has some answers, and they involve a unified set of online services from Google:

Remember Bill Gates saying, 10 years ago, that traditional software was dead and that all software would eventually be delivered over the Internet? Well, I think Google was listening.

In fact, I think Google could completely untether the desktop--take the idea of terminal computing to its most literal fruition.

I would laugh, but I spend nearly half of my computing time using Windows Terminal Services already. It's worth taking the time to step through her argument. Perhaps she's on to something—and perhaps Google is, as well.
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