03 August 2018

Google: hyper-neophilic

An interesting thing happened about a year ago. I remember the day clearly, because it was the one day Google did not  fiddle with the presentational frills of one of their products ...

I am grateful to be able to use Alphabet’s suite of online office products for free — Chrome, Docs, and the rest. And I know change is supposed to be good, healthy, empowering etc.

But for the sake of the brains of users who are no longer teenagers, couldn’t the tweakers at Googleplex, restlessly implementing their latest ideas for ‘improvement’, be encouraged to regard stability as a virtue?