12625876 story Are Googlers Too Smart For Their Own Good? 307 Posted by kdawson on Friday May 21, 2010 @09:55AM from the keep-it-complicated-smarty dept. theodp writes "If you're a mere mortal, don't be surprised if your first reaction to Google Storage for Developers is 'WTF?!' Offering the kind of 'user-friendly' API one might expect from a bunch of computer science Ph.D.s, Google Storage even manages to overcomplicate the simple act of copying files. Which raises the question: Are Googlers with 'world-class programming skills' capable of producing straightforward, simple-to-use programming interfaces for ordinary humans?"