JeremyL - 7:26 pm on Oct 13, 2003 (gmt 0)
While I want no one to be out of work that is not really something of concern to most of us. I tried to think of another way to word that statement but anything else would have been just beating around the bush. I know it sounds harsh but as buisness people we all know the reality. It's nothing personal but we all want what is best for our buisness and having consumers use less search engines so I only have to pay to be included in a small few is good for buisness to me. Google needs competition but in a pure SE way, not what Looksmart was doing. Even consumers make the choice to put people out of work everyday but think nothing of it. How many people lose thier jobs because Walmart comes in and takes all the buisness in a town because consumers go where they can get the cheapest prices. In an economy like ours only the strong survive. Looksmart isn't going to be one of them. Is it sad that people will lose jobs over it? Yes, but I guess I think as much about that as I think about the mom and pop hardware store that went out of biz when Home Depot moved in.