Google is The Matrix

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It’s true! Google needs us to provide energy to the system, which it gets whenever we use the Web. And, to get us to use the Web even more, it keeps giving us cooler and cooler, free stuff. ┬áSearch, email, then Docs. And now?

Google Voice, which I’ve been playing with today. It’s almost as useful as Search. And soon, just like Search, we will all be doing it, feeding the Beast, enjoying the illusion of free stuff.

There’s only one way to stop it: Aluminum foil hats.

Also: Happy birthday, Lev! Forty is a picnic, a nude romp in the park, compared to 50, my friend…