My promised restructuring of Microsoft will conclude tomorrow but today I want to cover a news announcement from Google that I think is very important, yet that importance seems to have been missed by the mainstream and technical press alike.  My subject is the Google PowerMeter, which is far more strategic than Google is letting-on.

Not that the official PowerMeter story isn’t a good one.  Google has invented these devices that will be distributed to users to measure the electricity consumption of their homes or apartments in real time, encouraging residents to conserve power, which is good for everyone.  I’d love to have one of these gizmos, which in most cases won’t only report […]