Thursday, September 4, 2008

Google Retracts Retarded EULA Clauses

Google's attempt at owning all data that passed through their browsers was named a failure. CNet is reporting that Google will remove the controversial provisions.

It seems that now I'm solely responsible for that statement about a certain Google founder's nancy-boyism. Wait, it's their thought. They owned it yesterday, but now today it belongs to me. 

Ok, in a gesture of goodwill I'd like to set the record straight and say that I just made that up. I don't know if Sergey Brin actually is a nancy-boy or if he isn't. Sergey, I apologize if you took offense to this statement. I also apologize if you are disappointed that one less person is saying that about you. I don't know you, so, um, you know, everything's cool, right? 

As it turns out, it wasn't a sinister plot, as a sinster myself I take offense to the association of their botched scheme with my kind. I'd like to herald the meaning of that word to mean charming, genius, and superior if it's at all possible. Please, let's make a concerted effort to take back our word and use it the way we want to.

But I digress, an evil scheme turned out to just be a lazy mistake. Google had a nice stock set of EULA clauses that their lawyers tacked together and threw out onto their page. It doesn't surprise me. I have said it before, and I will probably say this to my dying day: good old fashioned incompetence, apathy, and laziness is far more damaging and costly than even the best evil intentioned plots.

But I digress. Thank you Google for correcting your EULA and giving us our thoughts back.

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