It also occurs to me that there’s no company in tech with as many enemies as Google. Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter — Google has taken the fight to all of them. In this sense they’re like Microsoft 15 years ago.
Enemies might be too strong of a word, but I think Gruber has it right with the comparison to Microsoft. Google is the one company where I don’t feel good about using their products, but have a hard time not using their products.