I love fake news events with a sense of history

Google party at eBay event will protest Checkout ban | Tech news blog – CNET News.com:

“The ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Google party will be held in the Old South Meeting House in Boston, which was a key meeting place for participants in the American Revolution.”

You could say that this is a crass commercialism of the sacrifice of the founders of our country. Sorry. Our country is built on crass commercialism. In fact, that’s part of what got people moving about revolution from England in the first place. Nice work. Kudos to the Google PR team, who seems to be getting kicked quite a bit lately.

Above I linked to the News.com story about this, but apparently there’s an official Google Checkout Blog, here, with other details.


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