Jesus tap-dancing Christ, I go off on a four-day bender and come back to find that Google has up and bought Motorola. What in Satan’s name is this world coming to. Most of the punditocracy seems to think that this is a play for Moto’s patent portfolio. I’m not of the mood to put much thought into the whole thing, so I’ll just link to Nilay Patel’s analysis of the patent implications. Now, excuse me while I go break the news to my old Moto RAZR.