yes, i am a google slut

My heart belongs to Google. Yes sir, give me yummy toys and I will happily get into a car with strangers. This is my Google homepage – it reflects most of the Googley things I play with during the day. Google Reader, if you have a few feeds or a hundred, this works delightfully; Calendar, powerful but I still find it a little sticky, I was so used to the drag and drop of MS Outlook; Bookmarks, no matter what computer I am on, those stay the same, (if I used del.icio.us I could have added that to the page instead.) GMail; Google Docs; Google Notebook which I just started playing with, it’s super nifty deluxe; Weather; Wikipedia; and there are hundreds of other third party applications you can add to you desktop. I generally add something and if I don’t use it, I delete it and try something else.

Google has more toys: Google Patents, Google Finance, Picasa, Sketch Up, Page Creator, Google Portfolios, Google Apps . . . these things are free and more often then not they DO work. If I have to have my world gobbled up by a huge software conglomerate monster, I choose the one who doesn’t crash my computer, eat my data, sell me software that doesn’t work, and force me to buy upgrades at regular intervals. (you DO know who I am talking about don’t you?) A major part of Web 2.0 – software & documents that sit on the web, gotta love it – more space on my hard drive for me. Of course I keep my plans for world domination on my personal computer.

next time Open Source Software.

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