Talk:This Week in Google

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New Albumart

Can you open up the page to be edited please to fix the album art to the new one? --Gbyers 16:07, 25 March 2012 (PDT)

Done. Geoffsan 19:22, 25 March 2012 (PDT)
Thanks might as well fix it as I see it :) --Gbyers 08:13, 26 March 2012 (PDT)

Hi again the twig infobox also needs changed to the new Logo if you dont want me poking at it the image is in the uploads thanks --Gbyers 08:32, 26 March 2012 (PDT)

Phone Number

I was wondering if the phone number (979) 589-4486 is still be used or should it be removed? Thanks Stevencrader 11:54, 4 June 2010 (PDT)

Monopoly issue

The cast of This Week In Google is continuing to argue that if Google does not digitize the books that are out there, who is going to do it. They are arguing that if Google does not do this, we are losing out on an overall social good. That may be the case, but when viewed in the case of our latest economic collapse, a large part of the problem was that the companies that we bailed out with billions upon billions of dollars were deemed "too big to fail." The argument was that AIG and Fanny Mae and the like were so big, that if we did not rescue them, the entire financial industry would crumble. Many of the economists were arguing that in the future what we needed to do was prevent companies from becoming too big to fail in the first place.

This may be the crossroads that Google is now standing at. Sure Google can digitize all the books and sure that is an overall positive good for the world and sure no other company can do it, but possibly we should look further into the future and insure that Google is not the next "too big to fail" company that we have to bail out in 20 years.

Just a thought. Would love a response at


Brian Mannix

Creation rights

Can't create a new page for episode 169. Can edit existing pages OK. Is there a permissioning issue? Is it just me :-) ? Or does that explain lack of contributions recently? Thanks.

Why Chrome OS?

Cloud Computing is the new Utility Service Industry in the world. Google Chrome is the first OS designed solely for Cloud Computing.

I have been employed in the Pulp & Paper industry for the past 33 years. Our manufacturing facilities have utilized computing technology for both business, and technical needs. "The desktop PC revolution in industry is over for, the business users". What I mean by that is a " PC desktop for every business user" is a thing of the past. We have moved to virtual architectures, connecting users to virtual servers at a ratio of 30/1. This technology has brought significant reductions in capital cost, and support cost to business. Hence, a major contributing factor to the declining PC sales. The technical groups are also adopting virtual technology for, our manufacturing computing needs.

Google's Chrome OS, will enable many organizations to push their IT support to the cloud. This concept reflects a fundamental business principle called, "Economy of Scale". Some of the key barriers that currently detract from this business model are, ubiquitous and inexpensive Internet access, high availability Cloud service, and highly secure Cloud service. These concerns will be resolved as Cloud Computing matures.

The traditional desktop PC is not dead, but it is a declining preference with business investors. Google chrome OS will become an attractive business IT platform for many organizations.

Wayne Freeman