I’m not the only one

May 23rd, 2007

I’m not the only one who thinks Google is evil. Although I don’t necessarily agree with all of Lonnie’s reasoning here, I fully agree that Google is evil. Google is the new Microsoft, but scarier because Google looks and smells so darn nice. It’s like you can see a cute little cat playing in your garden, but really a gigantic monstrous octopus-type thing is slithering insidious tentacles into everything taking control of your entire house. I think Google is much closer to world domination than Microsoft will ever be precisely because it is so good at hypnotising us with that nice, soft, fluffy, cute image while sneaking behind our backs to slowly take control of everything.

Good thing I’m in China where Google just can’t get marketshare.

Now, I suppose I should follow Lonnie’s example and boycott Google…. But there’s the other thing about Google that scares me: It’s a drug. It’s like a nice, clean, “herbal” high that leaves you feeling good the next morning, no hangover, but gets you addicted just as strongly as any other drug…. I wonder what withdrawal from this one feels like.

4 Responses to “I’m not the only one”

  1. lonniebhodge Says:

    It has been a long time in coming…I went with Blogger News Net when they first cut off the ads…

    They found that they made up the revenue very easily with blogads and other sources…
    Would love to hear your whole tke on this…

    Best,

    OMBW

  2. wangbo Says:

    Hi Lonnie, thanks for stopping by.

    My take on this is that all the myriad ways Google is creeping into my life freaks me out. I’m not much in to the technical or political issues, that’s all beyond my level of expertise, I’m just finding Google creepier and creepier. My post and this comment are pretty much all I can contribute to the discussion, sorry.

  3. lonniebhodge Says:

    Thanks…

    Nice analogy….I just have a hard time with them doing the corporate lying thing now….I mean claiming they are doing the Chinese a favor by coming to China…puhlaeaseeeee…It is all about money and they are happy to support the government’s censorship to line their pockets…sad, cause I used to admire their stnce on so many things…’

  4. wangbo Says:

    I see your point, Lonnie, but these are issues I prefer to leave to others, people like yourself who know more about it. My main concern is that Google will become the next Microsoft, only more insidious considering Google’s products tend to be more useful and of better quality.