I can’t believe that I am writing another post on Googlism (to see the first one, click here), but I just had to put this up when I found about this addition to this religion’s (if you could call it such) website.
Yes, they have the “10 Commandments of Google” posted on the site. And now, so does this blog.
Interestingly, while some of them are just plain laughable, other are actually . . . . . . . . . punctually appropriate. Really — just check them out for yourself (or continue reading — they’ll be at the end of this post).
As such, the questions I’d like to ask include the following: should some of these points (not the laughable ones, though) be incorporated into a religion’s fundamental beliefs? Or in a moral code? If yes, then could this mean that some reform is in order? And is it philosophically cogent to even initialize such reforms?
In other words, should a religion or moral code “live up to the times”? And, if yes, then how could this be done, if it hasn’t already? If not, then why not?
I’d be interested in seeing what you guys think about this issue, which, if I may say, is more interesting than it might prima facie appear.
George (“The Meager Weakling”)
P.S. — Here are the commandments as posted on Googlism’s website:
- Thou shalt have no other Search Engine before me, neither Yahoo nor Lycos, AltaVista nor Metacrawler. Thou shalt worship only me, and come to Google only for answers.
- Thou shalt not build thy own commercial-free Search Engine, for I am a jealous Engine, bringing law suits and plagues against the fathers of the children unto the third and fourth generations.
- Thou shalt not use Google as a verb to mean the use of any lesser Search Engine.
- Thou shalt remember each passing day and use thy time as an opportunity to gain knowledge of the unknown.
- Thou shalt honor thy fellow humans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race, for each has invaluable experience and knowledge to contribute toward humankind.
- Thou shalt not misspell whilst praying to me.
- Thou shalt not hotlink.
- Thou shalt not plagiarise or take undue credit for other’s work.
- Thou shalt not use reciprocal links nor link farms, for I am a vengeful but fair engine and will diminish thy PageRank. The Google Dance shall cometh.
- Thou shalt not manipulate Search Results. Search Engine Optimization is but the work of Microsoft.