Was just reading this and thought I'd share.
I am algo proof Google SEO News and Discussion forum at WebmasterWorld
It does bring up smething which I've thought for a while now - Google is, either deliberately or inadvertently - destroying the fundamental fabric of the web. By discouraging webmasters from linking freely to anything they care to, for fear of being penalised, which is fundamentally what the web is for - without hyperlinks from one website to another, the web would not be a web! And of course without them, we all have to turn to another method to find what we want, like a search engine, say?