kottke links to a great piece about Google's "secret" source of power (you mean, it's not those energy pellets from video games?) from Topix and writes a nice post about Google's future as well. This is particularly well-timed, since Gothamist was posed with the question, "How does Google make money?" this weekend. We managed to answer, "Text ads," but started to wonder what would come next for a company who has become a verb in a way Yahoo! could only dream of. We do think kottke is right, in that we may all be "cursing the Google monopoly" in a few years, but as long as we can dig dirt on our friends, enemies and ourselves by Googling, Gothamist is happy.