Leosghost - 5:12 pm on Oct 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
In the past here most criticism of Google, on matters other than their serps, has been met with , either a blank response, or hostility ( due I presume ) -and it was actually said a few times -..( the perception, that one might be "rocking the boat" by criticising Google for privacy or copyright on books etc..or buying up the competition ) ..and thus possibly affecting adversely, the adsense income stream of many, ( as in "say too much and they might turn of the money taps"..or the response was of the, "*$#à all that we've got to get on with these" ( think Pink Floyd "the wall" ;-)..Google was almost everyone's friend, and their bread and butter, their goose that laid golden eggs, and whose existence meant, that they did not have to do a 9 to 5..or "heaven forbid"..manual work..that is with their hands, that is not typing and moving a pointing device cursor on a screen..
The recent outcry already prompted me to say in another thread ..why would any US corp do other than act like all the US corps do*..what ever made anyone think it would be different ..because they said "do no evil" ? ..
In that case I have a bridge for sale that some might be interested in ..if they have any funds, time, or money left after having built Google's bridge for them and then bought it right back off Google..
Big corps don't care..about any of this..if they have to change their spend or their model, because of anything Google does ..they will pass on any additional cost to their customer ..and / or ask for ( and receive ) a handout from which ever Government is in power of which ever political colour, in which ever country ..
*not only US corps behave in this way , it is in the nature of the "corporate beast"..google also "folds in" many aspects borrowed from religion ..