3.31.2005

The French Way

I can't help but laugh at the French. In the Economist, there is a story about France's attempts to combat the Americanization of France. The subject is Google.

Google is an American model that is just not French enough for France. In fact, since Google's model is popularity it is specifically un-French. So France, at the behest of President Jacques Chirac, is moving forwards with plans to tackle the Americanization of France. He's launching a TV network to challenge english speaking news channels. Agence-France Press is suing Google for copyright infringement. And he's launching a search engine to compete with Google that will return search results constructed by a "committee of experts".

The simple response; Why does France hate the market?

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