Google and Politics. Hurts my eyes
This is where Google is going too far, they are now actively playing the altruistic political rhetoric card.
>“They have sometimes made Google services like Gmail excruciatingly difficult to use,” he wrote. “But given how essential Google’s services are to so many individuals and businesses, blocking the company entirely would have immediate and disastrous economic consequences.”
1st: Google is not essential to anyone or anything. They are a service that can be used or not.... Obligation = Zero..
2nd: Disastrous economic consequences - For whom - Google...... The money will simply be ingested by someone or some other business ( hopefully a meriting business)
3rd: If the Chinese govt decide to put up a firewall then that is a Chinese govt problem not a google problem. By making "blocked" sites available then google are effectively breaking Chinese law and should be punished accordingly. When in Rome....
Eric Schmidt has become the ultimate "CockWomble". (Whoever came up with that word deserves a pint).
Why is it that when people reach a certain level of wealth they suddenly feel the need to become saviours of humanity. Gates, Bono, Schmidt, Joly..... Smells like cheap publicity.
If they want to be altruistic, give the money and do the work anonymously.......without the publicity.....
Monday was Ok , I have Tuesday morning blues