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January 31, 2006


Dan W Is this really appropriate as a phrase?

And you assume companies have a free reign in China. They don't. There's no democracy. The govt could, potentially, pull the plug on any operation, at any time.

Grow up. If you don't agree, blog me...

Lynne Jolitz

If Google is the sole source of historical information for an ahistorical audience, and no one person is responsible because it vends the results gleaned from automated search algorithms, properly optimized to provide only the "right information", who will remember that they sold out in the first place? :-)

Will the next "Winston Smith" please stand up?

Lynne Jolitz
Chief Technology Officer
ExecProducer / CoolClip Network

"The tune had been haunting London for weeks past. It was one of countless similar songs published for the benefit of the proles by a sub-section of the Music Department. The words of these songs were composed without any human intervention whatever on an instrument known as a versificator." - George Orwell, "1984", Chapter 4.


Despite what the google sniffers might think, google will soon be just another piece of litter along the long IT road.

John Furrier

This is a prolific piece and it made it to the memeorandum. Excellent Andy way to go!

Smart guy -- predicted Google's earnings shortfall, while Wall Street sellside ANALysts remained extremely bullish:


Whatever the merits of this article the bit about Jimmy Hendrix is silly twaddle.

Amos the Poker Cat

Maybe I missed it, when did Madonna crash and burn? Not that I every cared about her in the first place. Just don't want to miss out on some prime schadenfreude.

Anyway, what happened to step 6 in the Google 10 step corporate philosophy, "You can make money without doing evil."?

Want to hear something surrealistic, in podcast #40, This Week in Tech (TWiT), (Steve) Woz(niak) defended Googles decision as respect for cultural differences. So much for the whole hippy dippy peace and freedom gig. Tiananmen Square, running over peacefull protestors with tanks. I guess I just don't understand the culture.


The argument against the DOJ was nothing but a PR stunt to hopefully maintain and expand user base (smells like money here!) “Do no evil unless it pays well!” Do I hear: “To hell with human rights, freedom and democracy as long as we make lots of money”?

Other companies may continue to do business with communist and totalarian countries such as China, but at least they don’t hide under a nice motto or pretend to be nice guys.

No wonder Gates thinks this company resembles his own’s the most — the big difference is Microsoft has never vowed to “not do evil.”

The only thing that’s worse than evil is evil masked under a nice face, because you’re not prepared, and therefore, can’t defend yourself from getting backstabbed by a supposedly “nice guy”.

BTW, do you notice that the most evil people/organizations in human history always try to hide under nice mottos or propagandas while proceed to commit the most heinous acts? History also has shown that, their real, despicable characters and intentions will be revealed and despised/condemned, sooner or later.

Scary thoughts on Google vs. our privacy:

john knight

I do like China. always found the chinese, gentlemen to do business with.

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