Recently a reporter friend of mine, a good man of conservative politics, did a piece about an ongoing effort by the cell phone industry to take over WiFi.
Unlicensed frequencies are unlicensed, the carriers say. That means they should be available to everyone, including people who own licensed frequencies. That means carriers should be able to use them, too.
Over the last decade attitudes about Google have evolved from “don’t be evil” to “Google is evil” to “let’s kill Google.”
Google has already destroyed more business models than the Great Depression, and it is poised to destroy many more. This latest move on Google was thus inevitable. Google has helped destroy the newspaper business model and it’s going after television. Google has helped destroy millions of middlemen, of all types, around the world.
It is more accurate to say that the Internet, and not Google, has enabled this. But Google remains the target because it’s the dominant player in that business.