On 14 Feb 2006, at 19:02, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> All Google has to lose is money. That's worth less than liberty, in
> my book.
Okay, let's generate a hypothetical scenario:
* Google and Yahoo! take a principled stand and refuse to provide
censored search in China
* Microsoft has no principles and censors away
* Eventually, gov.cn twigs that people are using Google to get
around the GFW
* gov.cn blocks Google and Yahoo!
* Populace.cn now dependent on Microsoft for search
Who, exactly, wins under this scenario? Apart from MS shareholders?
Colm Buckley / colm at tuatha.org / +353 87 2469146 / www.colm.buckley.name
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