i just finished watching SiCKO. great movie. i don't care if it is potentially one sided. at least moore is sticking up for what he believes in.
there are a couple of things that bother me about these types of films:
anyway, back to sicko. sicko makes me feel like america is the odd ball. i get the "why can't we just get with the program" feeling.
google is the exact opposite. google is the odd ball, but in a good way. i get the "why can't every company be like google" feeling. this is strange, because almost everything google does seems to be open to the public. google is awesome because of what we hear about them is awesome. (haha, why can't yahoo copy that? why can't anyone else copy that?) for example, they they focus on global justice. here is a cool quote:
"Imagine somebody saying, 'You know, our greatest asset is our employees,'" said Cohen, a political theorist and professor of political science, philosophy and law. "Imagine, number one, that it's true; and number two, that they take it seriously. It's as if that's what's going on at Google. I don't think any company has done this.
(i took this a little out of context so you'll have to read the whole article yourself) imagine a company taking its employees seriously. wow, what a concept. here is more:
"It's been a unique experience to figure out how a company like Google could make a difference,"
"We want Googlers to understand the issues," she said. "A lot of times we probe speakers about how Google can help. Googlers are always coming up with solutions."
you know what, i'm sick (sicko... haha) and tired of hearing that googlers can do this and can do that. why can't i! why can't every company have a .org (as in google.org) associated with it.
anyway... google seems like the best place to work for many many reasons. haha, one of my friends couldn't come up with one reason why he worked at his company. boo to that. why can't his company be awesome like google? is it impossible? does google have the monopoly one awesomeness? i think not.
so, i found out that tom hanks has a myspace page (haha, i found that out by watching oprah). anyway, what kinda started this whole blog was that i was noticing how people are using tech to spread the word. a kind of grass-tech-roots kind of thing. sicko and inconvenient truth did it with blogs, comments, votes, badges, etc. tom hanks does it with myspace pages. so does leo - and i was reminded about his film the 11th hour. grass-tech-roots (i just made that up) is cool. grass-tech-roots is the kind of thing i was hinting at before in my previous post.
i'm not getting all political on you... but i think the google article puts it best. "Think Globally, Act Googley." that is awesome.