The first SDA.NET Conference here in Singapore ist just over. Please find my slides on SQL Server 2005 .NET Development and SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services here
Yesterday we (Ingo, Clemens, Masoud and me) had a very emotional discussion on why Google is so successfull -or how some people say- why Google rocks. To be honest, Google is still one of my favorite search engines, but I really believe that no one will use Google in 5 years or so. The Google search engine is not a rocket science. - "Everyone" can build such a search engine. Google has just a good brand (and maybe a good business model) today - and I'm not sure if this brand will survive the next years. Have a look on what Google is doing since months: they invest in new markets (Gmail, Google Maps, Froogle, ....). Will Google really be our search engine in 5 years?
What about the German company Web.de? You will know Web.de as a very good web mailer today. But 5(?) years ago, we knew Web.de as a web catalog like Yahoo. That was their starting market. Maybe Google will be still there in 2010 but they will be not our search engine number one any longer. Ask the people of Altavista, they also can tell you a story about that ...
See you again in 2010.