Larry Page: “we should be building great things that don't exist” not focus on petty wars
About the importance of technology and science, about how we as a global society can get more kids, more people in love with mathematics and technology.
And there was something Page said we feel particularly passionate about. He wanted to bring the focus back to positivity, not on Google versus Apple, or Google versus Facebook, or Google versus Microsoft, or any of that. Instead of that hugely widespread negativity, the focus of the core mission of technology gets lost. We’ll just drop the quote right below, it gives a lot food for thought, as cliched as it sounds:
"Every story I read about Google is about us versus some other company, or something else, and I really don't find that interesting. We should be building things that don't exist," Google’s chief executive passionately said.
And that is why it seems that as fast as technology is advancing, it is not quite up to pace with our dreams. "Our industry, and Google, all of you, we're really only at one percent of what we can do... we're really moving slow," Page stressed.
Finally, that focus on positivity, on inventions, on revolutions rather than the petty iPhone vs Samsung, or Apple vs Android, is what really makes us optimistic about Google’s vector.
"I come to work and every day the list of things to be done is longer, and the opportunity to do those things is bigger. We're all here because we all share a deep sense of optimism," Page noted.
source: Google I/O
2. papss (unregistered)
That all is very true..its much easier to say that when you are on top though.
3. volcano (Posts: 267; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
what great things that doesn't exist
you mean like copying xbox live
or copying microsoft metro design
or copying xbox music and nokia music
or using microsoft patents
or copying bing features
or copying windows phone features
or copying the idea of facebook
5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3048; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Larry was talking about this type of negativity.
Let's not spoil the moment.
9. A_Steal (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
Leave it to a Nokia/windows fanboy to start a fight on an article about not fighting. This is the behavior people used to expect out of apple users. Now wp8 users have taken up the mantel of pretentious, smug elitists.
12. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
your not helping deflecting it to other users like you have and somehow turning a blind eye to the fact all os's and companies have there cult following and none are better then the other....nice dodge on your part to not mention samsung fanboys etc that do the same
so your no better then him
i agree with everyone else though why is it that people insist on been negative when theres no damn need......the tech community are slipping
22. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
No company is the best, everyone has their own needs/ personal preferences.
29. A_Steal (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
Or we could look back at comments you have posted in the past. You are a well known troll on this site just like Jedi is. So dont play all high and mighty with me.
Oh, and *you're
32. HouTexan (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
A-Steal, it's so funny, because when a Samsung fan defends Samsung, this guy is quick to talk down on him, but if HTC, Nokia, etc., fans defend their favorite company, he says nothing. I don't know who he thinks he's fooling.
39. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And what is A_Steal. Ya know since you're naming everyone?
31. HouTexan (Posts: 320; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)
It's so funny, because ant mention of 'wp fanboys' you're quick to get defensive, but any mention someone saying anything negative about, say, samsung, you're nowhere to be found. You're quick to step on Samsung and act as if you're not 'bashing' them or the fans of Samsung. If I'm not to be mistaken, this site is flooded with all sorts of fanboys; NOT just Samsung. Get your head out of your ass, hypocrite.
43. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
lets answer this in a simple way as for fanboys im having to explain the simpliest of things over and over. yes i know these accounts are more then likely troll etc spamming its real obvious
so here we go again, when theres a wp article or bb or apple you get 10's of android fanboys and samsung fanboys spewing crap and im sick of it. the same happened when apple was on top with many apple trolls and i defended android many times (why i dont know as the standard of user seems to be like you)
also ive defended samsung in the past even gave credit about how they brought the phablet to the level it is now but its hard to have real talks about samsung when 50 fanboys are praising them to cult levels and slating everything else. i know for you its hard to here anything negative to samsung but if they can dish it out they should be ready to take it.
always if you can find me one of my comments where ive said samsung is crap i will delete my account...go on find it
and dont try to be smart and say this comment i aint that stupid find one where its used in context
64. Omar-BHR95 (Posts: 184; Member since: 23 Dec 2012)
like google tells to pull out the youtube app from the WP store cause it violates WHAT TERMS ????
11. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
People are right, not worth it =) We'll see what happenes
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wow man was this even necessary? This is what he hoped wouldn't be spawned from his speech. Take your negativity to another site...please.
25. A_Steal (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)
this coming from one of the most critical and rude trolls on phonearena. yeah, those of us who are long time users recognize you. You are as well known as xperiaDROID. Hypocrite.
36. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Never have been, and never will be a hypocrite. I speak my mind, and some people don't like that such as you. I don't do the fanboy stuff, instead I call it like I see it.
47. saurik (Posts: 86; Member since: 13 May 2013)
Guys, this is enough. Let's not spoil his mood for his upcoming wedding.
By the way, my heartiest congratulations to Dark and Mrs Dark, lol. God bless you both. :)
35. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6803; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
You're another negative person on here. Saying someone always copy Apple. U don't like Google Glass just because Google tracks or records your information.
37. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Dude for the umpteenth time, I DO NOT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT GOOGLE GLASS TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT JUDGEMENT ON IT. At this point I neither like, nor dislike GG. please stop saying that. The only thing I do not like about android is.......the lack of auto compression/auto editing the video camera. And for the record google has copied apple, apple has copied google, apple has copied Sammy, Sammy has copied apple, Htc has copied Motorola, who's copied Sammy, who's copied apple, who's copied.......well you get the picture.
41. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
FYI: Who's = Who is.
Forget making an "intelligent judgement." You need to first fix your literacy.
42. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3048; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Dude! Don't embarass yourself...
Who's stands for both "who is" and "who has".
Depends on the tense the sentence is presented.
44. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
lol you're right. I forgot there's a second contraction for it xD I just like jumping on darkk's case so much xD
45. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3048; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
No worries... But make sure you think it over before it happens again. :D
53. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And I copied my friends spelling test in fourth grade
21. jbreault (Posts: 25; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
oh and Microsoft never does any thing like that that's some fun s#%^&t
27. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
the nimrod missed the point clearly.
40. rgxVOiD (Posts: 436; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)
I like how all the things you said, some of them are copied from something else as well
46. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
I see you dont mention the latest version of IE looks alot like Chrome.....
6. jibraihimi (Posts: 698; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Agree with you Mr.Larry, but please try to do the initiative, take the first step to stop this petty war, if all the tech giants exist peacefully, and start focusing more on innovation and technology, then the future will be more nearer, we will see evolution of technology at more rapid pace....... Hope there is peace among all the tech giants, and they spend more time on research than on suing each other............
8. PhoneCritic (Posts: 402; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Well said. I really don't see the point in all these wars( Fanboy wars). I understand people love the brands they choose but it can get sometimes very heated and petty. These are major corporations and their CEO and VP etc.. make their money and get their golden parachutes regardless if their products are number 1 or number 2 - in reality what it really boils down to is this - our egos. People like saying "I made the right choice and you guys did not." or "I'm a winner ( because I have the most popular device) and your a loser Your device is less popular)" what have you won? you still have to work for living still have to worry about your health care and retirement. Tim, Larry, Bill, Elop, Ballmer etc.. don't. Let me get down from my soap box and just say I like what larry said lets see if he and the rest of the industry will agree. I'm not gonna hold my breath but like I said get what works for you and what you like and don't get stress about what rhetoric is being spewed by any corporations or Blind Fanboy.
10. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Call me naive, but i'll take this as a drop of hope and faith in humanity.
Feels good to be with Google rather than with arrogant nazi mentality of Apple and soulless corporate money grabbing muppets at Microsoft.
Oh and did I mentioned shameless legislation bullying?
14. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
and your just fueling the problem
stop holding one company as saints while slating others when they all have the same aims and goals
''Feels good to be with Google''
this shows your the problem your not with them, why do fanboys become cult followers of a company just enjoy evereything and appreciate all companys that push tech forward ....the business side no one on here can argue about as there not part of the company making the decisions
we should just be enjoying all the tech they flood to the markets
28. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Well, believe it or not, companies are as good as people running them.
So yes, there indeed are better and worse companies to chose being a customer of.
It's what means being a responsible consumer.
You can't go all relative on things like that and look no further than at the product itself. That is wrong.
That being said I am far from being THAT naive to hold Google as saints.
By saying that it feels good to be with them RATHER than with other two, I it means just that.
Feeling good in realization you picked by far the lesser evil
56. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1058; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
chaoticrazor you're the only one that makes sense on this site lol
16. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
And exactly what would you hope to accomplish with this negative rant?
33. darkkjedii (Posts: 13375; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Not about me being rite bro, I think Larry was rite.
13. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
We should build and copy things made by others hard work. That's what open source is.
23. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 867; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
Open source is for the betterment and advancement of the tech community. The open source community has driven technology forward far more than anyone else. If you want a dollar amount proof of that just look at Googles stock price right now.
I found it amazing and awesome that two big competitors such as Google and Mozilla can work together for the benefit of us all and still continue to make great products.
19. ballaonnabudget (Posts: 34; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Yea right! This guys throat must be full of dog stool. Its only convenient when it benefits Google.
Google: Oh its not us its them...they don't support an open standard.
Other guy: We've implemented the open standard
Google: Oh yea we switched to our own proprietary one again, sorry!
20. jbreault (Posts: 25; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)
you go larry we need more people like you in the tech world.and less like the apple boys crying all the time
24. Whateverman (Posts: 3233; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Well it's obvious by a few of these comments, the true fanboys aren't ready yet. No need to call anyone out, you know who you are.
Page is right, no matter what your favorite OS or OEM may be. There's too much bickering and not enough inovating. Yes, Samsung should have been sued for copying with the first Galaxy S's UI. They lost that battle and hopefully learned their lesson so let's move on. But adding the GS4 to the lawsuit is just another case of, "We can't beat them, so let's sue them!" And Samsung is getting out of hand too. Apple needs to take their billion dollars and give it to R&D, they need it. Samsung needs to quit hiring bloggers to hate on the One, and hire some new designers instead.
26. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Couldn't agree more bro ^^
58. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 511; Member since: 11 May 2013)
Moto should also build a better software, hardware and marketing team..
Sony is gradually learning with the upcoming Sony honami, and i think they are the most silent and generous company.
HtC must employ good officers, as the report said that one of HtC key officers has again bashed galaxy s4 with the announcement of gs4 google edition (s: androidauthority)
Sharp and OPpo are going to the right path
34. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6803; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Page You're the man! Create things that don't exist. No wars. New innovation products.
38. gallitoking (Posts: 4693; Member since: 17 May 2011)
he wants to create new things that don’t exist but all of the announcements made already exist.. he is just a sweet talker… no different than what Cook or Ballmer said….
55. cameogt (Posts: 88; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)
Larry can you give WP user a descent Youtube app?