Google screwed up with Chrome. Don’t believe me? Read on.
I was curious as to why Google named their browser chrome so I “Googled” it. You know what I found? One article that briefly mentions that Chrome was a failed project at Microsoft years ago. I did find a comic book that they created to introduce you to Google Chrome; but nothing else about why that name. Now you’re probably saying to yourself, “Self, what does Googling to find out why they named their browser Chrome have to do with screwing it up?” I’m glad you asked.
When Google first launched many moons ago, nobody new what Google meant; but that’s just the thing. Google wasn’t anything. It was made up. Larry and Sergey wanted to change the way searches were done on the Internet and what they ended up with has become synonymous with web searches. Currently, “I’m going to browse the web” is a very common phrase. I doubt that we will be switching to “I’m going to Chrome the web” anytime soon. This is where Google screwed up. They picked a name to kinda stick it to Microsoft when they should have continued their forward thinking and create a brand of their own. This is the first sign that Google is getting a big head. It appears that they think that they can do whatever they want and dominate that web space. When Chrome fizzles out and becomes a bust (and yes, it will fail), Google will have noone to blame but themselves.