More on the Google-China argument and the concept of national differences, engaging with Cross-Cultural Theory and with Grid-Group Cultural Theory as two alternative ways of understanding cultural disagreement.
Commenting on the post about the Google Dilemma, The Other Gardener said: "There is very little that can be said to be “essential about national boundaries” now that the genie is out of the lamp. I think the guardians of these boundaries, including the academics, will always lag behind. They are already beginning to look … Continue reading Are the guardians of national boundaries beginning to look pathetic?
"Good enough for our transatlantic friends ... but unworthy of the attentions of practical or scientific men." Good enough for our transatlantic friends? This was the verdict of a British Parliamentary Committee , on the implications of Thomas Edison's new electric lamp, which had been patented in the US in 1879. In the gloom of … Continue reading The Google Dilemma. National Differences and Cross-Cultural Theory
Try searching for "God is now here". Then try seaching for "God is nowhere". Spot the difference. Discuss...
Nick Carr posted a piece about the 'Omnigoogle', accusing it of being messianic in tone. People seem confused about the status of Google. it can be clarified thus. Although Google's working mantra is supposedly 'don't be evil', evil is exactly what it has been doing in relation to Chinese censorship. This makes it a lot … Continue reading God-like Google?