Google filed for their IPO this week ending months of speculation and anticipation for what many are hoping will be the next Holy Grail for IT sector investment opportunity. It is hoped that the excitement for Google will spill over, providing the catalyst to ignite a lagging market.
If anyone can do it, Google can—as their technology permeates so much of what we do in IT. To illustrate just how pervasive Google has become within my own life, in particular, consider this:
Recently, while trying to remember whether a particular event occurred between family members several years ago, a fleeting thought occurred to me that I might try a Google search for the answer.
It's true that as soon as the idea popped into my head I dismissed it as ridiculous, but the significance is that for a moment I considered using Google to search through my memory. Oh, if only that were possible(!) I'm thinking that it would become extremely valuable to me the older I get.