Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
Insomnia
insomnia

Well, that streak of non-evilness was shortlived...

Google have officially started acting like dicks... which always seems to happen once corporate lawyers get involved.

Google is upset that wordspy.com lists "to google", "googled", and "googling" as Internet-related terms/words, and they want them to delete the definition from their site.

Fine, I'll put it here, then.

google

(GOO.gul) v. To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine.

We should take this moment to remember the fate of those poor companies who have become so dominant in their marketplace that their product names have became synonymous with the whole concept. Oh, the travesties that we have unleashed on the poor manufacturers of BandAid brand adhesive strips and Levi's Jeans by giving their products all that unwanted attention... Don't you feel sorry for them?!

Yeah. Me neither.

Perhaps Google would like it better if I Yahooed or Altavistaed next time?!
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