ashtophoenix writes: "Google is retiring the iGoogle page accessible via http://www.google.com/ig. Although they are providing a long notice (retiring Nov 1 2013) they have made it clear that no alternative is being provided to the current users. How can developers trust dev platforms offered by Google if they can whimsically retire such platforms without offering any kind of an alternative? What is the rationale, seems like to push Google Play and Chrome on iGoogle users or simply a huge lack of interest. I use iGoogle daily and will definitely need a replacement tool." Link to Original Source
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable.
Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable.