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Redemption Accomplished and Applied
Redemption Accomplished and Applied
by John Murray

Wednesday, February 27, 2002
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.
This kind of article demonstrates a total misunderstanding of economics and the web. If Google stops providing the best search results, people will stop using Google. The internet will not be a poorer place for anything, but it will have a spot for a new innovator. Google wasn't the first popular search engine, and it won't be the last. I wonder if the author still pines for the days of CompuServe forums?

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