Sees All, Knows All: Is It God Or Google?

from the compare-and-contrast dept

A few weeks back, a lot of people were talking about a NY Times article that included a throwaway quote (and a headline) asking whether or not “Google was God”. The article itself didn’t really try to answer the question, but the quote got plenty of attention. So, now, a reporter for another newspaper figures it’s worthwhile to look into the matter and discusses the similarities (and differences) between Google and the deity of your choice. While he admits there are some very clear differences, he points out there are some things that make Google a very appealing deity – such as the fact that it “answers” your “prayers”. And, if you don’t like the answers, you can just pray again. Fairly amusing.

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