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Wednesday 26 April 2006

Filed under: — Charles @ 2:21 pm

No, Nicholas, Google’s not there to make information “free”

Nicholas Carr observes Google’s odd rule on AdSense advertising over at his blog - the contract basically says “Don’t say nasty stuff about us” (and it’s more observed in the breach..) - and then comments Still, it’s curious that a company whose ostensible mission is to make all the world’s information freely available should be such a control freak when it comes to information about itself.

Ah, I don’t think so. Fundamental misunderstanding there. I believe you’ll find Google’s mission is to organise the world’s information. (Scroll down, it’s there.)

And perhaps then charge you to get at it, who knows?

I would have left this comment right there on Nick’s blog, but he’s got Typekey “protecting” it, and time is too short to bother with Yet Another Place To Detail Your Inside Leg Measurement.

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