Google and Good Things

Scott Rosenberg: Google and the public good:

Google’s leaders are demonstrating that their corporate mission statement — ‘to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful’ — is not just empty words.

… This is all such a Good Thing for the public itself that we may be inclined to overlook some of the more troubling aspects of the Google project. …

This, as Scott points out, is a big deal. His words of caution are also important to heed.