Antitrust lawsuit : how does it fit with liberal USA?

Story: Mozilla Reaction to U.S. v. GoogleTotal Replies: 11
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nmset

Oct 22, 2020
1:50 PM EST
My understanding is that Google is a private company, where founders have put at risk personal work and money, to offer an internet search engine primarily, to anyone who wants to use it, free of charge. No one is compelled to use it. They earn money by whatever contracts they make with other companies, and that's not what is being reproached to Google.

To my naive knowledge, Google was not mandated by any state department to exist in the first place, nor to provide its services. It is not a state service and has always been a private venture.

Google is being reproached to favor it's own interests in search results. How insane is that? Do the US favor European or Asiatic businesses?

It's just that I don't understand this new bonanza in the USA.
jdixon

Oct 23, 2020
4:21 PM EST
> My understanding is that Google is a private company, where founders have put at risk personal work and money...

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/how-the-cia-made-goo... https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nsa-google_n_5273437 https://qz.com/1145669/googles-true-origin-partly-lies-in-ci... https://wikileaks.org/google-is-not-what-it-seems/

Discount as conspiracy theories if you wish.
alc

Oct 24, 2020
8:17 AM EST
"Discount as conspiracy theories if you wish"

That would be a bit much to discount.
nmset

Oct 24, 2020
12:36 PM EST
From the links : 'How the CIA made Google'. Thanks for the links.

From these, one answer to my request would be : "Google was funded by the state and is not really a private asset."

It's always easy to claim ownership and/or control of others' work, especially by state departments. The same has been said for Facebook, next might be Tweeter. In any case, it will be endless conjecture, like the egg and the hen still unanswered question.

I rather understand that socialism is creeping in the USA, quite interesting to follow.
gus3

Oct 24, 2020
5:42 PM EST
nmset wrote:like the egg and the hen still unanswered question.
Sorry, but it's been answered. The egg came first. The type of egg is determined not by what laid it, but by what hatches from it. If a chicken lays an egg, from which hatches some mutant spawn with a bill instead of a beak, then it wasn't a chicken egg.
number6x

Oct 29, 2020
5:49 PM EST
The chicken may have came before the chicken egg, but 'the egg' was here before the chicken

Good specifications matter, as any software developer or designer knows.

;)
gus3

Oct 29, 2020
6:05 PM EST
Oh, wow. What a beautiful re-statement of the thesis in my comment.

Please accept my apologies for de-railing this thread.
TxtEdMacs

Oct 29, 2020
7:41 PM EST
RE: Derailing The Tread

My Dear August Gus III,

How could it have been otherwise?

No Apologies Necessary!

You Could Always Blame It On Me.

Just Say I Egged You On ... Ok?

As Always, Your Buddy Txt
gus3

Oct 29, 2020
11:04 PM EST
Wait... what? Seriously, what?

I had an earlier version of my comment, in which I addressed my dear TxtEdMacs, but I decided against posting it. I used the LXer.com editor as I typed it.

Did the LXer comment system somehow save my un-posted comment, for TxtEdMacs to view?

Please put all humor and sarcasm aside. I'm asking this in all seriousness.
bob

Oct 30, 2020
10:26 AM EST
Nope, LXer doesn't save much of anything other than system logs. Your unposted comments were in memory and went away when you exited the editor without saving.
gus3

Oct 30, 2020
5:13 PM EST
Thanks, bob. That's what I thought.

Then either the board is haunted, or TxtEdMacs has more powers than he's letting on.

And just in time for Hallowe'en, no less.
bob

Oct 30, 2020
5:36 PM EST
I've always believed that TxtEdMacs had super powers.

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