And the tech press fails us again

You were obviously being very clear [in that] Apple is closed and Google is open.

This was from an interview with Vic Gundotra at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt conference. The interviewer simply states that Google is “open” and Apple is “closed”, and that’s that. She’s not even questioning Google’s alleged openness.

How can a firm that’s implementing Flash, as closed and proprietary as they come, be considered open? And where is Google’s published search algorithm? Google’s only “open” for stuff they don’t care about (i.e. doesn’t make them money) and when it makes good PR, especially for a tech press uninterested in seeing past the next press release.