Does it not occur to anyone that Google is desperately grasping at straws lately? Nothing they’ve ever done outside of search has ever worked. Then, despite their big brains and IQ tests, they get totally blindsided by Facebook and have to gin up this ridiculous OpenSocial thing. So what do they do? Just like with this phone thing, they round up all the losers in that space to form some kind of alliance. You know how it looks? It looks weak. Companies don’t form alliances and consortia when they’re winning. And whenever you see companies start talking about being “open” you know it means they’re getting their ass kicked. You think Google will be forming an OpenSearch alliance any time soon, to help also-rans in search get a share of the spoils? Me neither.
— Fake Steve Jobs