Austin Ziegler wrote:
...
> Thank ghu I don't have to do business with you, because I wouldn't trust
> your programs to work with my most important assets. I assure you that
> my data is far more important than the applications which do something
> with the data. The applications increase value, but they NEVER provide
> value. It's the data.
> 
> * What's the most valuable thing that Amazon has? It isn't the programs;
>  those are constantly updated and occasionally replaced. It's the
>  customer DATA that they've amassed.
> * What's the biggest worry intelligent people have about Google? It
>  isn't the programs, it's the amount of DATA that Google contains about
>  people.

What is Google's most valuable asset? Not data. They recreate their data 
constantly.

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