[LINK] In Google we trust: our new faith
sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Mon Sep 7 21:44:34 AEST 2009
And let us not overlook the Ten Commandments of Google... ;-)
Thou shalt have no other Search Engine before me, neither Yahoo nor
Lycos, AltaVista nor Metacrawler. Thou shalt worship only me, and come
to Google only for answers.
2. Thou shalt not build thy own commercial-free Search Engine, for
I am a jealous Engine, bringing law suits and plagues against
the fathers of the children unto the third and fourth
3. Thou shalt not use Google as a verb to mean the use of any
lesser Search Engine.
4. Thou shalt remember each passing day and use thy time as an
opportunity to gain knowledge of the unknown.
5. Thou shalt honor thy fellow humans, regardless of gender, sexual
orientation or race, for each has invaluable experience and
knowledge to contribute toward humankind.
6. Thou shalt not misspell whilst praying to me.
7. Thou shalt not hotlink.
8. Thou shalt not plagiarise or take undue credit for other's work.
9. Thou shalt not use reciprocal links nor link farms, for I am a
vengeful but fair engine and will diminish thy PageRank. The
Google Dance shall cometh.
10. Thou shalt not manipulate Search Results. Search Engine
Optimization is but the work of Microsoft.
On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 15:40 +1000, David Boxall wrote:
> The print version defines a googol as 1 to the power of 100. Mercifully,
> that's corrected in the online version.
> > Google inspires awe, which is one reason why the Church of Google has
> > appeared on the internet. The site (founded in 2006 by a young
> > Canadian, Matt MacPherson) posits this argument: ''We at the Church of
> > Google believe the search engine Google is the closest humankind has
> > ever come to directly experiencing an actual God (as typically
> > defined). We believe there is much more evidence in favour of Google's
> > divinity than there is for the divinity of other more traditional
> > gods. Thus, Googlists believe Google should rightfully be given the
> > title of 'God.' ''
> > The Church of Google offers what it calls nine proofs:
> > 1. Google is the closest thing to an omniscient (all-knowing) entity
> > in existence.
> > 2. Google is everywhere at once (omnipresent).
> > 3. Google answers prayers. (''As an example, you can quickly find
> > information on alternative cancer treatments, or new and innovative
> > medical discoveries, and generally anything that resembles a typical
> > prayer.'')
> > 4. Google is potentially immortal.
> > 5. Google is infinite. (The internet can theoretically grow forever.)
> > 6. Google remembers all.
> > 7. Google can do no evil. (Google's corporate philosophy is ''do no
> > evil''.)
> > 8. Google is believed. (The term ''Google'' is searched for more than
> > the terms ''God'', ''Jesus'', ''Allah'', ''Buddha'', ''Christianity''
> > and ''Islam'' combined.)
> > 9. Evidence of Google's existence is abundant. No faith is required.
> > Because of Google, our species' capacity and need for co-operation is
> > evolving into a new and higher phrase of social organisation. We
> > appear to be becoming more like a giant ant colony, a multitude of
> > individuals with a collective brain, and a single wellspring, a
> > super-entity which evokes power, action and belief. It has a name. We
> > call it Google.
> From <http://www.thechurchofgoogle.org/>
> > We at the Church of Google believe the search engine Google is the
> > closest humankind has ever come to directly experiencing an /actual/
> > God (as typically defined). We believe there is much more evidence in
> > favour of Google's divinity than there is for the divinity of other
> > more traditional gods./
> > /We reject supernatural gods on the notion they are not scientifically
> > provable. Thus, Googlists believe Google should rightfully be given
> > the title of "God", as She exhibits a great many of the
> > characteristics traditionally associated with such Deities in a
> > scientifically provable manner.
> 'Nuff said.
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