Desktop Search Explodes

Following Google’s lead in creating a desktop search tool, Microsoft, Yahoo!, and even Ask Jeeves are all jumping on the bandwagon.

It’s amazing what a little competition can do. Microsoft has had a basic search tool in windows for years, but they’ve hardly made any improvements to it in all that time. Now, Google comes along with a desktop search tool and what happens? Microsoft starts making improvements.

It’s just one more piece of evidence showing that monopolies will only do the bare minimum, and that everyone is better off with competition. This is a good example of why we have antitrust laws and why they need to be enforced.