Thank you Google!

Google, you get a lot of bad words over you lately. "Evil", "big brother", "dangerous", ....
But I just wanted to say: thank you.
You provide us some nice services. Google search, Gmail, analytics, google maps, ...
All of these products are/were game changers and made the life of people all over the world easier.
Many people take them for granted and don't realise what it takes to design, engineer and operate these applications.
That you provide them for free makes it even more amazing. And as far as advertisements are concerned; many business models rely on them and I don't see that changing any time soon.
I'll take a personalized ad over a generic ad any day. The more you can optimize targetted ads on my screen, the more useful I'll find them.
Just don't overdo them, but you know that already.

Dieter