Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Gates: Do Evil???

Some quotes are just priceless, especially if they're just a smidge out of context:
(C|Net interview with Bill Gates)
So that would be the philosophical difference between Microsoft and what Google is up to at this point?

Gates: Well, we don't know everything they are up to, but we do know their slogan and we disagree with that.
This statement can be all-too-easily twisted into a direct rebuttal of Google's widely-publicised "do no evil" doctrine (Hence the title of this post). That doctrine has evolved a bit (see #6). Besides, it's nowhere near as fun to note that the quote was actually referring to the current Google corporate mission statement: "
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."

"do no evil" searches: MSN, Yahoo,,, Google