Sundar Pichai’s innocent tech-optimism

By now, everyone has heard of the new Google CEO. On what drives him:

I’ve always been struck by the fact that Google search worked the same as long as you had access to a computer with connectivity, (whether) you were a rural kid anywhere or a professor at Stanford or Harvard.

Hardly unexpected, coming from him.

But the truth is: Google works only as well as you can make it do. Forget about professors and rural kids, even regular internet users are not equals in front of Google. Not only is google-ing a skill, the very access to internet is determined by a host of factors that determine the opportunities you get growing up.

Maybe I should just send him a copy of the Geek Heresy


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