Posts tagged ‘google’

August 18, 2010

The Holy Google Empire: Is “Street View” going too far?

GOOGLE HAS NEVER BEEN known for half-measures. A digital Napoleon, its corporate goal appears to be to drag the entire planet, with all its inhabitants, kicking and screaming under the heal of its own cyber empire – but only for our own good, of course. 

Take Google’s latest global campaign. The company’s “Google Street View” service promises to bring close-up, full-frontal images of your house (plus local information and advertising) onto computer screens from Tierra del Fuego to Tipperary. Now you can no longer just inspect the roof of Aunty Em’s bungalow in Wichita from outer space, you can even peer into her parlor window and wave to her while she sits – frozen – drinking tea with her lover Bobby Joe from the…

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February 22, 2010

Googling ourselves back to the Stone Age

GOOGLE RULES THE PLANET, and that’s a simple fact, although only because we allow it to. So you can almost forgive today’s kids for using the dynamic search engine to think for them at school. Isn’t it just a thousand times more practical to “Google” something rather than to look it up in a reputable book, let alone to figure it out for yourself? Why even bother doing things the hard way? Well, thank goodness for German teacher Frank Lacey from the Ådalen private school in Ishøj outside Copenhagen, who still believes in good old-fashioned brain power…

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