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Duckman
15-01--2006, 11:04 AM
Transcript for an interesting radio documentary on the Google success story.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/stories/s1534898.htm

If you want to download the podcast or MP3 you need to go to the Background Briefing page.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/talks/bbing/

Paul
15-01--2006, 05:12 PM
Google will take over the world. They are the New World Order.

As soon as you stick that pin into google earth they know exactly where to find you. They own you. :eek:

stormypagan
15-01--2006, 08:49 PM
Big BIG Brother huh??? :D

Rincewind
28-01--2006, 01:01 PM
And so does everyone else right, it's not like they have priviliged information, except what you give them.

Rincewind
28-01--2006, 01:02 PM
Dodgy dealings in China tho, ay?

jenni
28-01--2006, 01:37 PM
Welll if I was an oppressed Chinese person desperately trying to learn the meaning of 'democracy' then I'm sure I would still be able to appreciate that at least my loss will benefit the wealthy folk at Google. First Yahoo and Microsoft, and now Google too.

Hoorah for censorship!

Hannah
31-01--2006, 11:31 PM
wait, what have google done now? why are they taking over the world?

matthew
01-02--2006, 08:49 PM
wait, what have google done now? why are they taking over the world?


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4647398.stm

I went over too google.cn .. not as bad as i thought.. but i might have more access than some one in china.. i dunno how these things work.

rachel
02-02--2006, 11:40 AM
wait, what have google done now? why are they taking over the world?
Hi:waves:
I think is a reference to google opening their operations in China but agreeing to censor the bits of info that the Chinese government doesn't want their people to know.
On one hand, its crap that google are co-operating in censorship, but on the other, they are making it clear where stuff has been censored, so maybe that will allow people to take their queries further?
I tend to think that ideas and info will slip through anyway - just look at the size of google! People surfing will find a way to access what they want without actually googling the forbidden words, you can bet they will.

jenni
02-02--2006, 08:32 PM
Good point. Though it is still annoying and wrong and grrrrr..... stupid politics and big business and globalization and......

Hoorah for freedom of information!

Hannah
09-02--2006, 10:19 PM
wel im still confused, i though you just typed in words and it came up with sites with those words in, although it never bloody finds what you want! stupid internet