Google wants to make the web faster

Google extends HTTP

Google is hoping to make Web pages download up to twice as quickly using SPDY, a new application-layer protocol it’s experimenting with, the company said in a blog post.

… and 0wns dns:

Today, as part of our ongoing effort to make the web faster, we’re launching our own public DNS resolver called Google Public DNS, and we invite you to try it out.

From my estimation, there’s not much outcry over this. Imagine if it were Microsoft? Heck, Microsoft is currently being bashed for releasing a version of Bing Maps that requires Silverlight.

Twitter Corollary to Zawinski’s law

Zawinski’s law states:

Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.

I propose this corollary:

Every program attempts to expand until it can read Twitter. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.

See FeedDemon (RSS Reader) and Trillian (IM Client). Any other good examples?