Post-it to self: Don’t Google people any more

Google’s blog has a plea for users to not use Google as a verb. Just as we’re not supposed to Jet Ski or Xerox, Google’s lawyers would appreciate it if we stick to using Google as a noun.

There is a worse fate than becoming as indispensable as Kleenex: becoming as irrelevant as Polaroid.

This discussion is giving me a headache. I think I’ll take some aspirin.


About Rakesh Agrawal

Rakesh Agrawal is Senior Director of product at Amazon (Audible). Previously, he launched local and mobile products for Microsoft and AOL. He tweets at @rakeshlobster.
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1 Response to Post-it to self: Don’t Google people any more

  1. mystarbucks says:

    Wow! Do I feel old. Just the other day there was an article in my local newspaper about “pong”. Remember the first real tv video game. I even remember when cable came out. People associate Google with the word search. So, sorry Google it’s a little too late to change the definition of a word that is a common household word at this point. That’s like asking us to call cats “felines” instead of cat.

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