[Ads-l] Google "Don't Be Evil" Motto

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 7 14:15:33 EST 2018


Back in April 2016 Fred Shapiro sent a message to this mailing list
asking about the provenance of the saying in the subject line, and I
replied with evidence from the Wayback Machine dated March 27, 2002.
Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on this topic. Fred
and Barry Popik are acknowledged:

Motto: Don’t Be Evil
https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/11/07/no-evil/

[Begin acknowledgment]
Great thanks to Fred Shapiro whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
question and perform this exploration. Shapiro pointed to the valuable
December 2002 citation. Special thanks to researcher Barry Popik who
explored this topic and found a webpage snapshot dated July 17, 2002
in the Wayback Machine containing the motto.
[Begin acknowledgment]

Feedback welcome
Garson O'Toole

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