Google's proprietary Dart language
collaborating with each other on the often fractious, unwieldy ECMA design committees?
You're demanding that they just throw this all away - everything they've learned about large-scale software development with a language not originally designed for that, everything they've created, all the tools and glorious wonderful interactive dynamic Web 2.x sites, and all for a proprietary language that you developed in-house, with no input from the developer community or from vendors of browsers other than your own. You piss on the ECMA Technical Committee and on collaborative development in general. And you expect us (yes, I'm a burnt out former developer) to swallow your proprietary language and your arrogance without complaint.
What the fsck ever happened to "Don't be evil?" You're turning into another Microsoft; indeed, you're beating Microsoft at their own game. At least Microsoft is being dragged kicking and screaming towards greater support for open Web standards.
Page and Schmidt: You want to break the Web. You want to turn the Web into your proprietary playground. You want to own every bit of our personal information, every app that we use, every piece of data that we need to store someplace. You want to destroy any notion of personal privacy
On December 2009, Google's CEO, Eric Schmidt, declared after privacy concerns: "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place. If you really need that kind of privacy, the reality is that search engines – including Google – do retain this information for some time and it's important, for example, that we are all subject in the United States to the Patriot Act and it is possible that all that information could be made available to the authorities." Privacy International
ranked Google as "Hostile to Privacy", its lowest rating on its report, making Google the only company in the list to receive that ranking.
You actively collude with the Department of Homeland Insecurity, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Justice Department, and other Federal agencies in suppressing free speech and other Constitutional guarantees and in disrupting social justice movements.
Google, you have become the evil that you once sloganeered against. What happened? Or was "Don't be evil" just a marketing ploy?
Collaborative development is slow, but maybe that's what we all need now. This never-ending push for features for the sake of features, churning for the sake of churning, change for the sake of change, all without consideration of the human cost has got to stop.
Developers, designers, testers, QA folks, doc writers, tech bloggers, game designers, please, please, join the Occupy movement happening in your city. Take control of software development away from the giants and put it into your hands.