Google’s Nexus 7 Ad — Why complain?

Technologists near and far almost had a cow when they went to our favorite search engine and saw this:

Some were so shocked that Google decided to put an ad on their homepage.  However, most people took Google’s move in stride; I sure did.  This is an excellent move for the search giant.  Not only will you search from Google, you will see a great device with unbelievable specs peeking out at you.  Who could ask for more?

The Nexus 7 is one of the best tablets on market, regardless of size (7 inches).  However, now that this ad is being displayed on Google’s actual homepage; it will reach audiences that it never could.  While the Nexus 7 has garnered a huge amount of much earned success and respect from tech-goers like you and me.  On the other hand, there is a completely different audience that might not have had the opportunity to learn about the biggest tech release of the year.

Bottom line:  Smart move Google; naysayers — get over it.