Saturday 24 September 2011

What if Google ceased to exist tomorrow?

I was just sitting here contemplating things, and wondered "What if Google ceased to exist tomorrow?". I use a lot of their stuff - apps for my email, their blog service (which is where this blog is hosted), picassa, maps and more recently Google+

Email, blogger, picassa, and Google+ would be pretty easy to replace for free (although you'd likely have to use multiple services to get close to the built-in functionality that the Google tools offer). However some elements of maps would not be without some cost (eg. purchasing some sat-nav software).