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From: Rollie Littlewood <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Genweb Moves (was Rootsweb Redirects to Ancestry)
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:03:04 -0500
At 08:29 AM on 3/14/2008 Connie Sheets wrote:
>...The mailing list for our county coordinators was also moved this
week, though I'm at a loss to understand why Google is thought to be
preferable (i.e. less interested in making a profit). ...
There is nothing wrong with a company wanting (and needing) to make
a profit. The drive to make a profit is ONE OF the leading drivers of
innovation in our society. The question, in the current context, should
not be whether or not the sponsoring organization is in business to
make a profit but rather how obtrusive their reminders of this are.
In my experience with for-profit firms providing no-charge services
to outside organizations, Ancestry and Yahoo! are middle-of-the-road,
while Google is very low in the obnoxiousness scale.
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