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1

We really shouldn't be surprised that Google has turned their search engine into an ad engine. This is the basic, predictable playbook of monopoly power. Once the quality of the product stops mattering, because all competition has been vanquished, you raise prices. This is it.

2

The argument isn't that web-based apps are "better", it's that they enable small teams to actually "Write Once", like Java promised 😄

3

It's a rare argument, political or technical, that changes the mind of your counterpart. The realistic goal is to persuade spectators.

4

Here's a shocking idea: Markets, people, and society is better served when we don't applaud monopolies but work to have many providers.

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