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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
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.
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:03 PM
To: Bullard, Claude L (Len)
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.
> Monkeys. Always Monkeys standing on turtles.
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