I was recently helping my daughter locate French-English translations on the Internet, and we couldn’t find the information we needed through nearly a half-dozen online versions of widely used dictionaries. Where we ultimately found the translations: Google, or more specifically, Google Language Tools.
Prior to this experience, I didn’t even know this service existed. Not only was Google the only site where we could get the information, it provided the answers in a simple, elegant fashion.
I raise this background in the context of today’s announcement between Google and Sun..