Don’t Be Evil

Google — circa January 2003

The world’s biggest, best-loved search engine owes its success to supreme technology and a simple rule: Don’t be evil.

Google — circa January 2006

Leading internet search company Google has agreed to censor some of its services in China in order to satisfy Beijing’s restrictions on free speech.

Three years? Seriously, that’s all it takes for Google to crumble? It’s been more than fifteen years since Tianamen Square, guess it’s all buttercups and roses now. I could be wrong, but I’m guessing Larry and Sergey have figured out how to harness the slow moving tanks of democracy.