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Re: (OT) Do Know Evil?

__/ [ canadafred ] on Friday 24 February 2006 16:24 \__

> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dtn7l9$1uej$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> __/ [ canadafred ] on Friday 24 February 2006 12:27 \__
>>> "Big Bill" <kruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> news:lagtv1528jompj9rqo99njv2gvvdv89eam@xxxxxxxxxx
>>>> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 06:34:08 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>>>> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>I thought this was worth quoting:
>>>>>"...I've been growing increasingly concerned over how Google is starting
>>>>>do more... and the world is just letting it do more without asking
>>>>>(because most users trust the brand blindly). Google is everywhere. I
>>>>>it to be everywhere, but I also don't want it to be everywhere - because
>>>>>that's very scary. I trust that they will continue to "do no evil" (as
>>>>>opposed to "do know evil?") - but perhaps there's such a thing as "too
>>>>>I have to prepare for the worst..."
>>>> He'll be joining Googlewatch any minute then.
>>>> BB
>>>> --
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>>>>    kruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx       Gifty! Shiny! BB!
>>> Chris wrote in his blog entry :
>>> "I'm going to live without searching for anything on Google (or using
>>> Google software) for a week... ohmygod. "
>>> I wonder what that would feel like. Would I be like a junky going through
>>> my computer looking for remnants of past searches in my cache?
>> He actually wrote about it last night:
>> http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2006/2/23/1780165.html
>> <quote>
>>  I'm frustrated. Utterly frustrated. I don't think I'll be able to
>>  make the seven days, seriously. I thought that Yahoo! would be a
>>  great substitute, but that's turning out not being the case.
>>  Googlefasting is painful.
>>  [...]
>> </quote>
>> I thought it was rather intersting. *smile*
>> I try Yahoo on occasions (just testing the water), but it's nowhere
>> compared
>> to Google. Results are not acceptable unless you are willing to browse
>> through heaps of pages, especially when attempting to find arcane items,
>> e.g. Linux information. Google actually started as a Linux-inclined search
>> engine with the somewhat secondary aim of connecting knowledgebases that
>> serve users like Sergei and Larry.
>> Roy
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> The guy's going nuts. I left him a message on his blog giving him support.

I spoke to him on the WordPress Hackers mailing lists, which in term got him
very annoyed with Blogspot. I mentioned misuse of blogrolls to him (alluding
to SEO Dave without mentioning any names or URL's, of course).

As a result of our discussion he posted this:


which led to a very long chain of posts including this one:

http://chris.pirillo.com/blog/_archives/2005/10/16/1304407.html (see the
remainder of the month)

The rest is history. Google have cleaned up some of their mess ever since.

Best wishes,


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