[FoRK] Re: [silk] "Don't be evil"
Fri Sep 2 23:41:45 PDT 2005
BTW, I think I'm probably obligated to disclose that yes, I indeed
made a ton of money on GOOG. In addition to that, my employer also
made a ton of money on GOOG, though to them / us that's only another
meaningless symbol / signal / potential source of noise or valuable
I myself do not own Google today, so please don't take this as a
statement of principle in the wrong way. AFAIR, I haven't made any
significant statements about GOOG's prospects for the duration.
FWIW, as a current non-owner of GOOG, I think they're doing something
far more interesting than the tech --- they're engaging in meme-
engineering Wall Street in a far more effective, productive, and long-
term valuable way than any company I can point to, to date. Despite
their shortcomings on many dimensions, they're forcing the Street to
look at value in new, and longer-horizon, ways --- while still
accounting for the possibility of non-linear change. Call it, for
all its meanings --- Bubble 2.0. (Take this for what it's worth.
I've lost more money than I could even hope to gain in the future
through gut-check market calls. The amazing thing about computers as
pattern recognition systems is that they don't have limbic systems to
interfere with / muddy the math. ;-)
On Sep 3, 2005, at 1:21 AM, Jeff Bone wrote:
> Really, Joe.
> I thought *I* was the extremist, here.
> Google *might become* evil --- and is certainly in position for
> same --- but I'm really not certain that their minor transgressions
> to date single them out for this kind of treatment.
> On Sep 3, 2005, at 1:10 AM, Joe Barrera wrote:
>> Udhay Shankar N wrote:
>> It's good to know that someone hates Google even more than I do.
>> - Joe
>> Come follow me, out of dark obscurity
>> Follow my torch, pilgrims on the double, march!
>> Through meadows and seas, abbatoirs and libraries
>> The pilgrims increase, boasting they are led by peace
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