It also helps to take any
article Andrew Orlowski writes about Google with a huge heaped tablespoon of salt. He's kinda lost any claim of journalistic neutrality when it comes to covering them, as he has a tendency to distort whatever he can to show that a) they're evil
and b) they're gonna collapse. He especially likes to create pathetic straw men - data overload and unconstrained, self-replicating nanotech are nothing
alike - and now seems to be attracting like-minded readers:
Many people have waxed lyrical about how Google was "God's Brain"...
Most people I know like to wax lyrical about how it's really a "search engine".