Google Groups Reloaded

Google should be trumpeting this from the rooftops. “We’re going to beat Yahoo at their own game! We’re going to take our search technology, apply it to web discussion groups like we did to Usenet, and thump those lamers from Sunnyvale!” Instead, it’s squirreled away in an unfashionable corner of Google Labs, just waiting to be prodded and poked until it’s ready to be launched, and become the next Gmail-esque addition to the stable of things that Google does so much better than Yahoo and Microsoft.