Geek Location: Manchester, UK Member Since: 27th Mar 2005 Total posts: 1261
Posted:If anyone still needed convincing as to whether we can trust google...
This is an amazing project. It's another example of google using their position to benefit the people of the world. I'm sure some people will see it as a cynical marketting ploy but I'm pretty convinced that its not.
journeyman Location: canada Member Since: 8th Oct 2008 Total posts: 99
Posted:their not evil now, but what happens 50 years from now? hopefully they stay the same, lots of corporation start off pretty good natured if not egalitarian, then go down the slippery slope of corporate tomfoolery.
HOP Mad Doctor Location: San Francisco, CA, USA Member Since: 28th May 2001 Total posts: 13920
Posted:Originally Posted By: railspinnertheir not evil now, but what happens 50 years from now? hopefully they stay the same, lots of corporation start off pretty good natured if not egalitarian, then go down the slippery slope of corporate tomfoolery.
OK, so that's 50 years from now. Shall we hate them now for what they might become?
I might murder someone one day. Shall we execute me now because it's possible?
Look, they're not perfect. They're gonna goof up. They're gonna make mistakes. They're gonna make a bad decision here and there. But as far as corporations go, I'll stand behind this one. At least for now.
They actually tried to not incorporate and find another way around it, but unfortunately because they don't really produce a tangible product, such models as a cooperative weren't available to them. So their only practical recourse was to incorporate.
It's sad to see people so prejudiced against any successful corporation that they assume that it must be evil just because it's a successful corporation.
-Mike )'( Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella