You may have thought—quite unfairly—that Google executives such as former CEO Eric Schmidt mistook themselves for God.
Possibly this was because of criticism that the company had a cavalier attitude toward privacy (yours, that is). Or that the search giant was dismissive of little-people virtues like respecting copyright.
In any case, if you thought they couldn’t admit a mistake, you were wrong. Humble Herr Schmidt recently confessed to fallibility, an event that made headlines like this: “Former CEO Admits Google ‘Screwed Up’ on Social Media.”
“A corporate animal first and a technocrat second, Schmidt admits that under his watch Google missed its cue on the social media revolution and allowed Facebook to overtake them,” according to Technorati’s Blogging Google.