Google is now talking about a autonomous driving technology that it has invented with the help of some of the best minds in the field.
Two weeks ago Google CEO Eric Schmidt told the TechCrunch Disrupt conference something which at the time seemed more than a little off-topic for a web software-focused audience.
"It's a bug that cars were invented before computers. Your car should drive itself. It just makes sense."
I turned to a colleague who was also watching the presentation. She told me, "Uh, oh. Google is getting into cars." We both laughed. But not long enough.
These clues tech CEOs drop always come back around in one form or another...
First the Wall Street Journal's Walt Mossberg jumped the gun, publishing his online review of Apple's new iPhone 3G on Tuesday night, more than a day before his usual Thursday column appears.
Then, about an hour later, the New York Times responded in kind, posting their own review, by David Pogue, on the NYTimes.com front page. Like Mossberg's, Pogue's review is datelined Wednesday, July 9.
About the same time (we've lost track MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 8, 2008 10:56 PM ET
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