The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ by Julian Assange

Makes you think differently about what Google is doing for sure:

The book proselytizes the role of technology in reshaping the world’s people and nations into likenesses of the world’s dominant superpower, whether they want to be reshaped or not. The prose is terse, the argument confident and the wisdom — banal. But this isn’t a book designed to be read. It is a major declaration designed to foster alliances.

“The New Digital Age” is, beyond anything else, an attempt by Google to position itself as America’s geopolitical visionary — the one company that can answer the question “Where should America go?” It is not surprising that a respectable cast of the world’s most famous warmongers has been trotted out to give its stamp of approval to this enticement to Western soft power. The acknowledgments give pride of place to Henry Kissinger, who along with Tony Blair and the former C.I.A. director Michael Hayden provided advance praise for the book.

The Banality of ‘Don’t Be Evil’ by Julian Assange – NYTimes.com.

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Quora: Why are Indian girls crazy about pani puri?

That’s one way to answer such a question.

Answer by Jaganathan Abhinav, Mediocre. Wants to marry Arya Stark (Follow up question to him would be: Does Arya Stark like pani puri?):

In the Mahabharata, as soon as Draupadi was married to the Pandava brothers, she was taken to their house. Kunti was worried that her daughter-in-law might create a rift amongst her sons by showing extra affection to one over the other. It was tough times and she also wanted to see whether this new bride would be able to successfully manage resources. So she decided to test her

Kunti gave her just enough dough (atta)  to make one puri and told her to satisfy the hunger of all five of her sons. There was also some left over potato masala from last night. It was then that the ingenious Draupadi invented Pani Puri. This also goes on to explain why every standard plate has 5 pieces. Kunti was so amazed with her daughter-in-law’s creativity that she blessed her dish with immortality.

Thus every Indian girl eating pani puri secretly wishes for a good husband and wants to show to the 5 men ogling her at a pani puri wala that she is more than capable of being a good wife..

Hope your intellect is satisfied. And on a more serious note, your intellect needs to get a life.