Comments: Philipp Lenssen: A Chat with Aaron Swartz (about Google, China, etc)

Google understands the Internet, but then it's still a self-centred organisation - however, much it aims to avoid doing much evil.

The only people who will fund engineers to do good for the people, are the people themselves.

Unfortunately, the people's elected representatives (who are supposed to do this sort of thing) tend to be more interested in helping out self-centred organisations (biased towards those with more money rather than shinier haloes).

So, it looks to me like the people are going to have to cut out the middleman, get their hands dirty and do the job themselves - which, as they say, is what you have to do if you want the job done properly.

Posted by Crosbie Fitch at May 8, 2007 01:34 PM