Google as Villain
The technology community is prone to bouts of paranoia in which any entity that gets "too big" is automatically judged to be bad. Perhaps that's because many of us techies, bristling under the "nerd" stereotype, naturally champion the underdog. Nothing wrong with that, but that doesn't mean that bigger is badder. Plus, let's not forget the ways in which Google empowers the "little" researcher, webmaster or blogger, or how it poses a healthy challenge to that other "evil empire," Microsoft.
Not to say that Penenberg doesn't make any valid points. He bring up legitimate concerns about how Google might behave as it evolves:
The Technology Liberation Front has an artful deconstruction of Penenberg's article here.