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Re: ATTN PAYNE
« Reply #45 on: December 18, 2009, 05:25:18 pm »
If they started charging for it I would just steal it.

If they start charging to use their search engine...I can only imagine.  Would be fun to see the reaction.
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Re: ATTN PAYNE
« Reply #46 on: December 18, 2009, 06:22:07 pm »
IMO google are a lot less shadey than M$ and I was more than happy to make a hell of a lot of money off the back of them back when there was no such thing as an open source alternative. Fact of the matter was - microsoft, for all the bugs and security flaws and overpriced licensing vendor lockin bullshit, got shit done. All the "Don't touch microsoft they are teh devill0rz" pussies never got that. They never got the fact that M$ shit installed no probs, the bits worked together and (where there was issues) they got fixed pretty quick. You know how much I give a fuck about how many babies had to die to make windows 98SE? None - fucking big fat 0. I haz house and car and dead babies of my own because of it and that's all that matters.

Now Google comes along and they're like less shadey than M$. Yeah, I know, so was the third reich, it's not really saying much but, hey, it's a improvement, given that I didn't give a fuck about running M$ but, get this - their stuff is all free. So now I can make even more moneys cos I don't have licensing overheads. Google = moar moneys and, as per usual, I don't care how many babies have to die to pay me it.

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Re: ATTN PAYNE
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2009, 06:51:13 pm »
I will still likely continue to use their products and services until they start charging for them.


Fixed for free shit.

The stuff they charge for is stuff they've always charged for - I don't think Google have introduced a free service and then turned around and started asking money for it. Don't get me wrong - there are a lot of things that Google will happily charge you for - but they are in the advertising/marketing business and they seem pretty well aware that their current momentum is a result of maintaining great public relations.

Google has the potential to become more evil than anything Microsoft could ever possibly imagine, but the evidence weighed points heavily in the other direction. Of course, they might still Obama me for saying that.. but I really think we've entered an era where the mass ability for everyone to communicate and share information means that being demonstrably evil no longer makes good business sense.

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Re: ATTN PAYNE
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2009, 08:39:23 pm »
If I was at all optimistic I'd take this opportunity to point out that Googles corporate motto is "Don't be evil"

Of course I'm not optimistic, I'm pathologically cynical :evil:
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