Google is amazing. Don’t get me wrong. They have the best collection of cloud-based services of anyone. I write about them on this blog A LOT. I’m a fan!
However, I was surprised to see that they have started announcing the end of their iGoogle dashboard. If you are NOT using iGoogle, you should be.. or should have been.. Don’t get used to the amazing productivity it provides now because I’ve found nothing like it on the web.
Their reasoning (unreasoning) is here:
What they propose as a reason makes no sense given how iGoogle is used. On my Toolbox blog I suggest it is like the producers of peanut butter ending production because there are such things as tennis balls.
Yeah.. that’s sort of a weird approximation but I was in my kitchen making peanut butter toast and I noticed a tennis ball on the ground.
There is now a petition to save iGoogle. Google is not always so responsive to customers, so it will be interesting to see how this goes.
There are hundreds and hundreds of people complaining on the google forums – just in the past couple hours.