Google: transparent and in the academic realm


[…] we believe the issue of advertising causes enough mixed incentives that it is crucial to have a competitive search engine [Google] that is transparent and in the academic realm.

— Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page, 1998, The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine

Funny to think that this statement is from the founders of the company who makes most of its money through advertisement 🙂

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