We've all watched Google's evolution from student idealist to strident actuary like uncles at successive weddings.
Once Google was shy and disdainful of ancient, grubby ways. Now it embraces them as if it's worried about its 401(k) -- that's $401,000 profit for every ad run on Google.
The concept of doing no evil has taken on a dreamy, nostalgic quality. The concept of brand advertising, once derided as faintly sad, is now at the core of Google's attempt to gain some Apple-y emotions.
Still, this morning some were vaguely stupefied that the company … Read more