February 1, 2012 2 Comments
Last week I called Phil Simon’s advice simplistic, when he called on those who disagree with Google’s privacy policies to simply walk away. I appreciate that he took the time to reply to me in his comments. Simon responded that:
Perhaps it was naive, but it’s not the first company to amend its stance. Twelve years ago, Amazon said that it wasn’t interested in becoming a publisher. Now, that’s exactly what’s it doing, much to the chagrin of the publishing industry. I don’t see how marketing to me more accurately is evil. Google needs to make money. If that’s simplistic, then so be it.