Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
In: search engines25 Feb 2002
"[C]an Google avoid the hubris and greed that turned Netscape essentially into a money play, Apple into a niche player and Microsoft into a global monopoly? It’s a significant question. If Google sells out to monied or powerful interests, it could easily be turned into a subtle but pernicious Web marketing vehicle, forcing unwanted information on users while filtering out alternative news and opinion. That would be a waste of its transforming technology and leave the Internet a poorer place for learning and enlightenment."
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.