Wednesday, 28 April 2010
First things first - I like Google. I like it very much. They've singularly re-shaped the Internet. I've used their search engine almost exclusively for the last 10 years, signed up for Gmail in April 2004 after chasing people all over the Internet so I could butter them up for an invitation, use Youtube and Maps daily and, probably most importantly, they allow me to write my rants on their blog service. I applauded their decision to reverse course on the whole China/censorship thing. In short, I think they are good.
But news today that they have issued a 'cease and desist' letter against an alleged typosquatter has left me puzzled. (Read the rest, lazyhead...)