1.27.2006

Don't be evil? Don't be greedy.

Google 的企業精神是 Don't be Evil. 不過進入剛剛啟用的 Google 中國搜尋網頁 http://www.google.cn,輸入下列關鍵字,得到的是這樣的結果:
搜尋關鍵字:法輪功


搜尋關鍵字:西藏 獨立


搜尋關鍵字:台灣 獨立


Google 的創辦人之一 Sergey Brin 的說詞是這樣的:

Google Inc. co-founder Sergey Brin said his company's decision to self-censor its Chinese search system followed a change of heart over how best to foster the free flow of information according to an interview with Reuters the news agency.

"I didn't think I would come to this conclusion - but eventually I came to the conclusion that more information is better, even if it is not as full as we would like to see", Brin told Reuters in an interview in Switzerland.

"I know a lot of people are upset by our decision but it is something we have deliberated for a number of years", Brin said from the sidelines of the World Economic Forum conference.

"The practical matter is that over the last couple of years Google in China was censored - not by us but by the government, via the 'Great Firewall'", said Brin. "It's not something I enjoy but I think it was a reasonable decision."

"I totally understand that people are upset about it and I think that is a reasonable point of view to take", Brin said of Google's compromise in China.

新聞來源:Google defend decision to censor google.cn

配合中國政府,幫助威權政府過濾資訊,是一個 reasonable decision 嗎?我想 Sergey Brin 真正要說的是:中國需要控制資訊,是蠻合理的啊!Google 世界各地的其他使用者對於 google.cn 配合中國控制資訊覺得不高興,也是蠻合理的啦!不過我 Google Inc. 需要進軍中國搶占市場賺$$$,也是很合理的嘛!

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