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Doctorow on why search is too important to leave to one company

Search is too important to leave to one company – even Google, by Cory Doctorow, The Guardian, 2 June 2009.

It’s a terrible idea to vest this much power with one company, even one as fun, user-centered and technologically excellent as Google. It’s too much power for a handful of companies to wield.

The question of what we can and can’t see when we go hunting for answers demands a transparent, participatory solution. There’s no dictator benevolent enough to entrust with the power to determine our political, commercial, social and ideological agenda. This is one for The People.

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