With great power comes great responsibility-Spiderman (Or Possibly Stan Lee)
You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain-Harvey Dent
Today, I evangelized for Google.
I don’t approve, in general, of selling products for companies for free. I’ve made a career out of doing the opposite, in fact. But today, without even thinking about the fact that I wasn’t getting paid, I did the following:
- I posted multiple links on my soon (within the next few hours) to be defunct Facebook page to my Google+ account, and encouraged all of my friends to join, as they will no longer be able to interact with me on their favorite social network.
- I walked a friend through the features and benefits of Google Docs over Microsoft Office and converted him to its use.
- I walked a complete stranger through the same process; even going so far as to create a shared doc so she could see the value of the collaboration tools.
- I talked to no fewer than four people, in real life, about the advantages (when they finally arrive in Canada) of buying a Chromebook.
This was all in the span of about 9 hours.
I’m passionate about what Google is doing; with social, with the cloud, and with productivity in general. I think that this whole concept of everything being rolled into a browser, making work, life, and everything in between utterly seamless and essentially without thought, is the natural maturation of the Internet. I believe in these concepts so strongly that I will soon be making some very large bets regarding them, at possible detriment to my financial security. (more on this later) Read the rest of this entry