Recently, the internet mega-giant Google has gotten a bad reputation. And in many ways, it seems they’ve given it to themselves. They “accidentally” stole personal data while driving around taking pictures of your house. The whole “Street-View” question pushes the envelope for public information. And Eric Schmidt, the company’s CEO, has made some of the most bizarre and draconian statements over the last year.
While many recent stories of Google have people questioning if they should change their motto from “Don’t be evil” to “Don’t be stupid” – today I felt compelled to draw attention to a noble gesture. Also, it is one they often get accused of “never doing.” Today, they posted an image honoring veterans with an American flag.
While their reputation in the past has been to be “un-American” or “unpatriotic” and while we can’t know how they will continue in the future – today they got it right. I thought it was important to positively reinforce their good act (not that anyone at Google reads my blog) and also to remind those who oppose Google’s “bias” that the company really does recognize and acknowledge America.