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"Google Drive for Desktop" was discontinued a while back and the desktop client was rebranded to "Google Backup & Sync" which is now being discontinued in favor of the New™ "Google Drive for Desktop" :bloboh:

@mawr google really is one of the most pathetic tech companies out there

@mawr Google's never let a functioning system get in the way of innovation.

@LexYeen @mawr Honestly, I think google has a problem with executives who, once put in charge of something, start making pointless changes for the sake of proving they are worth their payroll.

Then they get demoted, transferred, fired, or resign, and then someone else gets put into their old position and does the exact same thing all over again.

@Zauberin @LexYeen @mawr The incentives to launch rather than maintain are stronger at the team and individual level than at the executive level, due to deficiencies in the performance evaluation and promotion systems.

@LexYeen @mawr Google has also never let a functioning system get in the way, in general, so...

@mawr "New Google Drive for Desktop U Plus X"

@mawr they've jerked mobile access to google voice back and forth between a dedicated voice app and the hangouts app or such (it may have made a stop in a g+ app or something for a while?) repeatedly as well...

@mawr likewise its texting functionality on the web has made rounds from having to login via voice, vs hangouts, i think you've been able to do it from gmail sometimes...

@Aradia Yeah, it's all the same data- just different client apps

@mawr if we reboot the project every so often then old features become new again after having been gone for a while

@mawr because people want access to their google drive on their desktop but they don't want to do something responsible like backing up data?

@mawr just search for people at google that got promoted because they worked and released each of those.

@mawr everything old is new again, apparently @.@

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