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   RE: [xml-dev] Google as Big Brother

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That's interesting, Paul.  A crank? 
It is easy to game google so he must 
be an incredibly incompetent crank.

The comparison to Microsoft and IBM is 
really specious and I am surprised you 
are making it.  Individuals choose to buy 
these products, companies choose to buy 
these products and so on.  Same game. 
Google is free to use and uses the 
information they get freely.  Some 
joker puts out a spybot that takes 
a hour or so to get off my machine, 
and multiplied by all the machines they 
put it on, is an incredibly costly game. 
Should they be prosecuted for malicious 
mischief, or is that just the way the 
web works?

It's almost funny.  Barlow wants "information 
to be free."  Adm Poindexter (ret) wants 
"information to be free".  Google wants free 
information.  Seems like a consensus to me. 
As I said, Google isn't evil; they become 
as they say in the police business, a very 
fine field contact.  A resource, so to speak.

I prefer services and interfaces with all of 
the rights and privileges reserved to all 
parties right up front.  That is the business 
approach and it works incredibly well when 
it comes to understanding in advance the 
games to be played.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:03 PM
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
Cc: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Google as Big Brother

Sometimes I'm not sure when you are consciously misrepresenting my 
position and when you are merely misunderstanding it.

To say that Google, a monopoly that arises through individual user 
choices, is better than a monopoly (UDDI) consciously erected by 
convicted monopolists (Microsoft and IBM) is not to say that Googole is 
the "be-all of web services."

Look, this GoogleWatch guy is a first-class crank who hates Google 
because it is too difficult to game the system. Seriously.

Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> This should be somewhat disturbing to the 
> RESTafarians who have promoted Google as 
> the be-all of web services.
> http://www.google-watch.org/bigbro.html
> Monkeys.  Always Monkeys standing on turtles.
> len
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