Google: In 3 years desktops will be irrelevant

If you want further evidence of where Google sees the future of computing then this report on a recent presentation by Google European boss makes for interesting reading.

Equally interesting reading later in the article is the discussion of a business ethos characterized by “relentless brutality and execution”. Given the manner in which so many startups are swallowed up by Google, often never to be seen again, this approach seems certain to run up against the other oft quoted Google motto to “don’t be evil”.

The aim to hide complexity from the customer is also laudable, but it too brings with it the opportunity to conceal more than difficult to understand process.

Google believes that in three or so years desktops will give way to mobile as the primary screen from which most people will consume information and entertainment. That’s according to Google Europe boss John Herlihy who said that smart phones enhance Google’s mission to make information universal.

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