The Google

Every time I turn my back, the Google does something amazing.
This time, they've gutted the web browser and re-shaped it into something truly amazing: Chrome.
First, the awesomeness: check out the documentation style Google came up with:

It's the best-written and most visually compelling explanation of a piece of software architechture I've ever seen. I don't really know what javascript interpretation is, but I know that Chrome handles it in a new way, and that it should mean faster web browsing.
Anyone else recognize the style?

Now for the scary stuff:

from the terms of service:

11.1 You retain copyright and any other rights you already hold in Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying the content you give Google a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, adapt, modify, translate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute any Content which you submit, post or display on or through, the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling Google to display, distribute and promote the Services and may be revoked for certain Services as defined in the Additional Terms of those Services.

11.2 You agree that this license includes a right for Google to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals with whom Google has relationships for the provision of syndicated services, and to use such Content in connection with the provision of those services.

Yes, you read that right. The Google has decided that it would like to have the right to use anything you do with Chrome to promote Chrome.

That's why, as awesome as Chrome is, I'm writing this post in Firefox.

The Google is either the most awesome thing to be invented in the last hundred years, or the most evil. It's hard to say when we'll know for sure... Is there a beta test QA protocol for "evil"?

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