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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Google themselves state "Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful".
    s/it universally accessible and useful/advertising money off of it/;
    • Why is making money such a bad thing? Aside from the electronic form, Google are not that different from how much of the media (printed newspapers, television, radio) has been working in advertising long before I was born (... that's a long time ago ;)).

      I wonder how much you use Google search in your web browser? That's a free service. There are plenty of other free services Google offer. Do you really begrudge them having a business model that also includes making money to pay for those free services, their staff and probably many other things I can't think of right now? Does the World Health Organisation pay your wages or do you work for free?

      Every commercial business has to make money somehow, and personally I think Google have made theirs in a way that is largely unobtrusive, and have given back a lot more than probably every other news and advertising agency has over the last century.