Saturday, September 16, 2006

Google Forms PAC

I guess this really isn't anything all that new, but why do I find it troubling that Google has formed a political action committee? I suppose it's because, after reading this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, it looks like Google's jumped into the world of political corruption with both feet.

Still, I guess it's nothing new and, as I've said here before, you can hardly blame a company for getting involved with politics since politics can either make them or break them.


At 1:52 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

This is, how do you say, not good.

Google is well know for being anti-firearms and have had issues with free speech issues with critics of some religons.

Not that I'm going to stop using google, but they should stick to software and databases.

At 4:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chronicle article:
"Google probably learned that to be successful, you have to make campaign contributions [a.k.a. BRIBES]," said Bob Stern.

"I'm sure they've been told time and time again by everyone in Washington that 'If you want to play, you play by our rules.'"

And the first rule is: he who has the gold, rules.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Anon.R writes, "Not that I'm going to stop using google, but they should stick to software and databases.".

Agreed. Then again, since the government controls so much of our, and their lives, you can't blame them for going political.

At 7:25 PM, Blogger Hank Sims said...

It's probably mostly to battle the telcoms, I would guess. Google is at big odds with them over net neutrality and municipal wifi services.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Anon.R.mous said...

You'd think that, bu google isn't a ISP. There have been talks about google going into the OS market and maybe doing some kind of low end web computer.

SuddenLink and Cox on the other hand are going to start battling it out with the baby bells.

Fun fact.

I use a IM program to talk over the computer, and it sounds better then my home phone and it's free. Google's IM program is top notch for that, but isn't widely used as Yahoo or AIM.


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