Will Android Pay for Google's Moves in China?
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 22/01/2010 02:37
British scribe Paul Carr is not one to mince words. For him, Google's newfound morality around censorship and China is too little, too late. Four years too late, to be precise. And I agree with him -- up to a point. Morality has to be absolute; it cannot be used as a tool of convenience. But despite being a born cynic, I'm actually unable to view Google's decision through the same lens.
I mean, if as a society we're all too ready to forgive steroid-enhanced baseball players when they come clean, how is we can't give a company a second chance when it finally decides to do the right thing? Moreover, the company is risking a lot of money by adopting what Carr describes as "scorched earth diplomacy" -- especially when it comes to Android.
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