Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” Does Not Necessarily Imply Good Things

During Mac Geek Gab episode 254, Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” slogan came up in a coversation I was having with my podcasting cohort, John F. Braun. It was then that I realized this doesn’t necessarily mean what you might think.

For many people, I believe “Don’t Be Evil” is mis-interpreted as meaning “therefore we must be good.” But let’s be honest, it doesn’t mean that at ALL. It simply means let’s define what evil is, and stop just short of being that. Everything else is on the table for discussion and action.

The less we assume that Google has professed to only doing good, the better.