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Google 'run by adolescents,' says Internet critic Evgeny Morozov

Friday - Mar 29, 2013, 04:54pm (GMT+5.5)
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London - Evgeny Morozov, the author known for his viciously mocking criticism of web culture, has described Internet search giant Google as a firm that is run by adolescents.

Morozov, the author and critic battling 'the internet' itself, said that Google leaders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have weird ideas about the world out there and those ideas they developed in the mid-90s when they were at Stanford.

According to the Telegraph, Morozov said that he thinks they genuinely believe their own rhetoric on things like having search implanted in our brain, like Sergey Brin mentioned a while ago.

He said that one characteristic of the "solutionism," the term for the tendency among Silicon Valley-enamoured policy makers to delegate responsibility to gadgets, software and an all-seeing internet, favoured by Google, is that it attempts to solve problems that don't exist, the paper said.

He contrasts the approach with that of Google's rival Apple, which has plenty of critics of its own, but does not attract suspicion on the same scale and "presents itself as a mature company that is not run by adolescents, unlike Facebook or Google".

Apple has an opening to say the tools we are selling to you will enable you to do things rather than do things for you," he said.

Google's vision is tools that will do things for you, he added.


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