Joachim Breitner

Evil Self-Irony

Published 2005-10-26 in sections English, Digital World.

Regular readers might remember me ranting about how evil google is. It seems that they are not only evil, but also very self-ironic. Check out their newest product, conquering yet another product field:

My favourite quotes are

No personally identifiable information of any kind related to your consumption of Google Gulp or any other current or future Google Foods product will ever be given, sold, bartered, auctioned off, tossed into a late-night poker pot, or otherwise transferred in any way to any untrustworthy third party, ever, we swear. See our Privacy Policy.

and

This "limited release" beta product is available to anyone who turns in a used Google Gulp bottle cap at any local retailer. If you don't have any Gulp caps, ask a friend to give you one.

I'm looking forward to all my mailing lists being spammed with "I have Gulp caps to give away"!

Comments

Does this mean google will grok the world, in the Stranger in a Strange Land sense? :) Lol plus it's low in carbs, priceless.
#1 jaypee (Homepage) am 2005-10-26
<strong>Trackback:</strong> <a href="http://www.withouthat.org/~sebastian/blog/archives/38-Selbstironie.html">Selbstironie</a><br />Google sammelt eine Unmenge an Daten durch Speicherung und Kreuzreferenzierung von Suchanfragen, oder durch die Auswertung von Emails mit Gmail. Nicht jedem ist diese Praxis geheuer, und es gibt Websites, die über mögliche Gefahren aufklären.

Ich finde
#2 Wile E.'s kleine Belanglosigkeiten (Homepage) am 2005-10-26
It is probably some April fool kind of joke. I doubt that there is really some such product.

bye
raju
#3 Kamaraju Kusumanchi am 2005-10-27
Uhm. Yes. Now that you say it. I should retitle the post to contain the keyword "irony".
#4 nomeata (Homepage) am 2005-10-27

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