"Earlier this month, Google said it had allowed ad blockers onto its Chrome browser because of an idealistic belief that most netizens will end up convincing themselves that online advertising is nothing but a good thing. But you can bet the decision was based on reams of data indicating that most people are too lazy to take the time or the effort needed to install an ad blocker."
Or, they calculated that the amount of data they'll get from Chrome users using ad blockers is more valuable than the ad revenue they won't lose anyway because those users would be using ad blockers on whatever browser they currently prefer to Chrome because of the ability to use ad blockers.
"I think 2010 will be the year that enterprises of all sizes start their transition to Gmail and Google Apps, and take their first steps towards the vision of the future. The move towards Cloud Computing is obvious," he says.
Not until I get a Cloud Computing that I trust is able and willing to 1) give me 100% accessibility to my data, and 2) give everyone else 0% accessibility to my data, thank you very much. Google fails on both counts.