MG Siegler, quoting Marissa Mayer circa 2005:

“There will not be crazy, flashy, graphical doodads flying and popping up all over the Google site. Ever.”

It’s easy to call hypocrisy on this one, or to argue that Mayer’s absence is already being felt. But I’m not so sure. This thing is certainly more prominent than any previous promotion Google has put on its home page, but, the Nexus 7 is also the best device the company has produced to date. It deserves a more prominent promotion than, say, any of the Nexus phones to date. I’m going to hold my claim chowder card on this one until they sell this sort of promotion, as opposed to using it for their own product.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012