As an information specialist and librarian, I began using the Internet and some of the original browsers and search engines. Google was not around. Google was introduced. It worked nicely, giving us results of a search which did not go beyond the words we put into it. We could do keyword searching or phrase searching. We could indicate what we did NOT want in the results.
Try doing this with Google today. It is nothing but bullshit. For a diabetic who needs to find recipes for pastry with nut flours like almond flour or hazelnut flour (etc.), we get results with sugar added, sweeteners added, and all-purpose wheat flour. It might have almond paste. I do not ask for a recipe with flour and almond paste. It might give results with almond extract flavoring which is added to wheat flour and sugar. I do not ask for such a recipe. It gives SOB Google gives it to me anyway.
On top of this, even with recipes it gives me freaking shit of products to purchase. Or it gives the results according to those who make money coming up first. I am after information, GD it. I don’t want the bullshit of products. If I did I would search with such keywords.
President Biden wants to regulate monopolized companies like Google or Microsoft. Yet, people yell and scream about it. Why? In the 1980s, Republicans put in place a tax on services. Dry cleaning. Auto mechanic services, etc. With the help of Democrats in Florida and those who were against that bullshit of a tax, the tax was defeated and eliminated. In spite of that, the GD Republicans of Florida moved on with gerrymandering to create a one-party state in Florida. A state with less power of Democrats.
In those years when Republicans were not in the majority, they began doing as Jebbie Bush wanted. Lottery and gambling. Most of the Democrats were opposed to lottery and gambling, so perhaps they remain on the shit list of the mob? The Republicans promised to use lottery money for public education. Never happened.
Republicans, particularly in Florida and Dixie. Liars, liars, pants on fire. As they dictate only what THEY wish to dictate on society.
Meanwhile we are stuck with monopolies in technology which care ONLY for their hardware and software. Those who don’t want to digital information in newspapers and such are damned to hell by the dictatorial means of lousy people with wealth and autocratic control. Oligarchs like Putin. We need to rid this nation of such bullshit. But then. If I complain about it, there is no reply to try to understand what consumers on the demand side of the market wish to have. They condemn and act in a vengeful vicious way. Perhaps to be like the mob when it has a death wish. Like the mob from Russia, too. We want to pursue happiness and find technology to be a lousy way to do it when Spectrum, Verizon, Google, Microsoft act like Trump in not wanting to listen and consider, but destroy.
One more thing. For prescriptions, companies like Walgreens adn CVS are constrained, due to privacy issues. So, when a prescription is not refilled by a doctor, we get one message. Prescription cannot be filled. Well. What is the damn prescription? We then have to make a phone call to find out. Then we find out that to send us the information about which prescription, it would “break privacy laws.” yet, with Spectrum and Verizon and other companies, the supply side cannot take responsibility for those who invade our privacy and snipe and hit us. Spectrum, for instance, says, “it’s not our job.” And then Spectrum goes and funds bitches like Claudia Tenney. So, we pay a high price of $145.00 per month for much crap that we have no interest in viewing. If we did not spend all that GD money for Spectrum and Verizon, we would have money in our family budget to purchase PAPER COPY subscriptions of newspapers and magazines. Instead, we pay crap for crap we don’t want and have no choice form the monopolies, as newspaper publishers also create monopolies focused on national news, destroying local news, information, and culture, and America is more polarized as a result, not knowing who our local politicians are in this democracy. The Republicans win by trashing Democrats. And the population is unable to learn about the local candidates. Don’t bless an America like this. Don’t damn it, either. Damn the fat pigs