In AMP we trust [↗]

Jeremy Keith on AMP, concludes with:

Google says it can’t trust our self-hosted AMP pages enough to pre-render them. But they ask for a lot of trust from us. We’re supposed to trust Google to cache and host copies of our pages. We’re supposed to trust Google to provide some mechanism to users to get at the original canonical URL. I’d like to see trust work both ways.

And there lies the rub. My trust levels for Google are very low. I’ve been around long enough to know that hosted Google services/projects come-and-go with little regard to their users. Wave, Jaiku, Buzz, Reader, Knol, the list is quite impressive.

I know AMP is different from the services on the aforementioned list, but the trust damage has already been done. For me, AMP will need to fully establish itself and showcase real benefits, before I trust it enough to invest any development time in it. I’m doubtful that’ll ever happen.

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