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Walt Campbell

October 12, 2005 12:35 PM

Seems you did speak too soon; the consensus on Google Reader seems to be a big thumbs down.

I'm a big Google fan and dutifully test drove Google Reader the moment I read about it. Ten minutes later, I had decided to stick with my current RSS aggregator, NewsGator.

Google Reader's navigational and interface oddities have been widely noted; as with their IM client, it's far from impressive. But whereas their IM client is at least no worse than the competition, the same can't be said for Google Reader.

Considering their lackluster recent products, maybe it's for the best that they're not publicly announcing plans to release their own version of OpenOffice.org.

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