Saturday, March 31, 2007

"Don't be evil" is a sick joke

"Yahoo!, Google and other internet giants have argued that cooperation with state censorship is the price of doing business in China. With the hypertrophy of the Chinese economy, the financial temptations have proved too great, even for a generation of dotcom companies built on the barefoot idealism of their young staff. Google's oft-quoted motto is 'Don't be evil', which might have sounded cool in a Stanford coffee bar, but has lately become something of an international sick joke." —Hari Kunzru

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