outsourcing, again

September 17th, 2007 by Ross Scaife

Cory Doctorow, “Scroogled: Google controls your e-mail, your videos, your calendar, your searches… What if it controlled your life?”

Excerpt:

“Evening,” Greg said, handing the man his sweaty passport. The officer grunted and swiped it, then stared at his screen, tapping. A lot. He had a little bit of dried food at the corner of his mouth and his tongue crept out and licked at it.

“Want to tell me about June 1998?”

Greg looked up from his Departures. “I’m sorry?”

“You posted a message to alt.burningman on June 17, 1998, about your plan to attend a festival. You asked, ‘Are shrooms really such a bad idea?’”

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