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Jan 15th 2014, 19:15, by Philip Michaels

When news broke this week that Google was going to snap up Nest for $3.2 billion—or roughly, the amount of loose change Sergey Brin has in his couch right now—I did what I normally do in such circumstances: I went on Twitter and made a joke.

"It's cold in here, Nest Thermostat. Please turn up the heat." "Sure thing… just as soon as you sign up for Google+"

— Philip Michaels (@PhilipMichaels) January 13, 2014

And that begat more jokes, because the people who follow me on Twitter are amusing scamps and snark is the third largest byproduct produced by social media, right after cat photos and wasted lives. But amid the hooting over Google's decision to buy the maker of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, I received one reply I found particularly salient:

@PhilipMichaels It's why I'm sooooo glad I didn't buy a Nest yet. Was just looking into it. Bullet. Dodged.

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