21 September, 2011, 05:34 AM
Why an antitrust investigation into Google is a mistake
Good read: Why an antitrust investigation into Google is a mistake
I couldn't agree more, and it actually echoes what the founder of one of Google's competitors Blekko says here: Blekko's not afraid of Google, why is Washington? (Skrentablog) (link shared by Will earlier).
The antitrust cases like this irk me not just because of their pretty obvious inefficacy (effectively wasting stolen money on a lot of pointless bureaucracy), but because they come out of a very naive, ignorant, and entitlement oriented mentality by people whom I quite frankly can't see as anything more than snobby kids who want things handed to them on a silver platter even if it means stealing from someone else. Even if I do think that our dependence on Google traffic sucks, or that Google sucks in various other ways, I can't have any respect for that way of thinking. The memetic precedent that they're setting is worse than anything bad Google, Microsoft and Apple combined ever did.
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