Hmm. I thought about this some. And the more I thought about it, the less respect I have for G$$gle as a company.
It's the analogy of a major industrial company creating a product that is highly profitable but, as a side effect, produces a ridiculous amount of toxic waste and pollutants to the environment.
The average company says, "That's the price of doing business, besides there a ALOT of other things that create pollution and waste as well. So what does it matter?"
However we are talking about G-o-o-g-l-e.
The company who's motto was "Do no evil"...
Who's founders talk about "creating Utopias"...
Heck, even half-way responsible companies without such hypocritcal rhetoric would see the harmful "side-effects" of their profits and do something to minimize the analogous "pollution".
And that's exactly what MFA is - pollution and toxic waste that ruins the entire internet eco-sphere for EVERYONE, while they keep on profiting.
And I can hear G and it's supporters saying, "Well we do our best to remove "spammy" MFA sites from our index so we are doing our part to control it"
That's like shipping the toxic waste and pollution to another countries (Yahoo, MSN, and the WWW as a whole) and telling the home-town citizens,
"Hey, at least it's not in YOUR neighborhood. Out of sight, out of mind. There's no more we can do"
There's alot more they can do about it. They fully understand the harmful "toxic" side-effects of their product. As someone mentioned earlier, just because it seems like an "unavoidable" problem doesn't mean that a responsible company doesn't do it's best to minimize or eliminate it altogether.
Google, get your act together! Stop polluting the world wide web and internet environment with the harmful side-effects of your profits.
STOP counting your money for a minute and take responsibility for doing something to create the internet "utopias" you so loudly pronounce in your Press Releases.....