Rosenberg’s memo was remarkably delusional. It’s a really good indication as to why we should all drop the blind trust in Google and be more circumspect when dealing with their technologies.
One particularly salient point in the Register’s piece:
If Google keeps search closed, it will remain the gatekeeper – whatever else it may open up. “Until Google open sources what really matters – their search ranking algorithm – you should dismiss all their other open-source talk as empty posturing,” Dixon says. “And millions of websites will have to continue blindly relying on a small group of anonymous engineers in charge of the secret algorithm that determines their fate.”
And the closing sentence sums up Google very nicely:
There’s nothing more dangerous than someone who believes they can do no wrong.