Having returned home, I have finally had a chance to read the lengthy and insightful comments of Carlos Ovalle on my post about Siva, and I have to say, I agree with most everything he’s said.
Admittedly, when I initially wrote that post, I was in no way thinking of the possibility that anyone other than the two friends of mine who had the URL (and possibly a few Filipinos) would read it. Then Siva posted it to his blog, and about 150 people read it in two days. An interesting experience, I have to say. One would think that a student at a so-called “i-school” would act with more foresight about the possibilities of one’s words being heard on the Internet. Ah well.
I still stand by what I said, though I do in some ways regret the vituperative tone, and Mr. Ovalle’s points are well taken. And to clarify, though I do believe in the Google partnership, and generally feel that it is a wonderful project, I do have my own reservations; perhaps I will write more about those later.