Widespread exposure brings nasty surprises
From trendy to mainstream brings more exposure to a service/product that would have previously gone unnoticed, but the limelight doesn't always bring good things. Case in point: Ubuntu Linux. The only problem with moving to mainstream was that user privacy was the pricetag. In Ubuntu's case, the CEO of Canonical (Ubuntu's Linux distributor) is a former government contractor previously tasked with writing spyware. And now Ubuntu comes with third party snooping on internet searches conducted by the user. Makes me wonder what nasty surprise(s) is/are in store for users now that Hadoop has also been adopted by the mainstream.