[FoRK] Google has confirmed stuff (apparently)

Stephen D. Williams sdw
Mon Oct 10 20:23:12 PDT 2005

No, I wasn't talking about employee contributions on the unfair part of 
E).  Using employee innovation is proper, using other's with "unfair 
monetizing" is at least unethical if not illegal.  Employees are paid, 
and although there is a lot of fine tuning that would bring more 
fairness, it's quid pro quo.


Adam L Beberg wrote:

> Stephen Williams wrote on 10/7/2005 7:32 AM:
>> Because (these are all "apparently" true):
>> A) Their stuff works, everywhere, and is just fun to use.
>> B) They're making lots of money in a way painless to all of their 
>> users and they help others make money.
>> C) They keep putting out shiny toys and technology to play with.
>> D) They buy and nurture ideas, companies, and talent rather than 
>> cheat, bury, kill, or squander other's hard work (IBM used to do this 
>> with acquisitions.  Doing a deal with Microsoft is a legendarily bad 
>> thing to do.)
>> E) They are internally innovative rather than unfairly monetizing 
>> other people's good ideas.
> Hrm, I dunno. Email, maps, search, are old ideas. Very old. And 
> Yahoo's email client is now way cooler.
> Which leaves us with a profoundly and pure evil ADVERTISING company 
> that has scary spying powers that make the CIA jealous. Yes, they jazz 
> them up with AJAX, but now days everyone is doing that.
> And for E) unless the definition of corporation suddenly changed, 
> that's what corps do. Takes employees work, and feed the stockholders.
> Google stock sure is cool tho, very cool, too cool for school. Where 
> anyone still buying obviously didn't go. We know how that story ends 
> anyway.

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