Thoughtful analysis from Jeffrey Mincey on how many technology companies strive to be like big box drug stores which have strayed far beyond dispensing prescriptions.
Google isn’t just the world’s largest and most successful search engine and online advertiser. They have ventured into various and sundry hardware products, many online services unrelated to search. Microsoft and Amazon are not much different. The Windows and Office maker sells Surface PC hardware, too, but also owns the Bing search engine, Skype, a large cloud services division, and more, all in a vain attempt to diversify.
The desire to diversify and make more money drives this drug store mentality.