Quote of the Day - After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.
Somewhere between the Green Goddess dressing and ants, Mr. Smith went to Washington. Well, not actually. Google went to Washington. The references to the recipe and the ants is on Google's blog, where the announcement was made.
Google has hired a lobbyist.
"We've gone uptown." Or maybe downtown, depending on the way you view the distance from Mountain View, California (Google's HQ) to D.C. Their man is Alan Davidson, and not surprisingly, when you click on the link to his name in Google's blog post, you get, well, a Google search for him. (Check the format of that search if you're still a Google neophyte - which is to say you just plug in the name "Alan Davison," even without quotes).
Google reports its mission is to "Defend the Internet." No, if you clicked on that last link, they're not defending comic books. Google identifies three main topics that deserve their money: (1.) Net neutrality; (2.) Copyrights and fair use; and, (3.) Intermediary liability.
Google reports that the "Internet policy world is fluid, so our priorities will surely morph over time." Not bad for a seven-year old company.