No more speculations as to why Google has retired the great and very popular Google Page Creator service. A Google employee has finally answered my question in a Google help group by informing me that it was never the intention for Google Pages to be used as a free file hosting service. And in conjunction with Google Apps it has been very popular as a web site host. I have spent much time in the Apps help group instructing Apps users in how to host their web sites in Pages, create custom urls, mess with DNS entries and have been rewarded by Google with goods and electronic rewards. I honestly thought that Pages web hosting was a generous act of goodwill for the Google community. But I now understand that it was in fact an ill-conceived blunder. I guess I'll have to make do with Sites or Blogger as a free web site. Oh well, I've spent too much time online anyway.