Friday, January 30, 2009

Make Way For Technology

The internet's on fire about the deer that Google killed with one of its Street View vans. Google even went so far as apologizing.

I may be reading too much into the pun in the apology (oh deer) and the requisite flipping of the apology into a choir-directed preach about the importance of road safety, but I think the underlying attitude says something like

Fine, but what for? Clearly this deer wasn't destined for the future...  So make way for technology!

Somehow this smacks of the familiar and disingenuous apology and public good deed routine of a celebrity checking into rehab after an embarassing drunken incident.

But I can kind of see their point. To make a great omelet you have to break a few eggs. Plus which, there are too many deer anyway, you plainly can't even make a good map without running into one.

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