Let’s play: Ironic? Or not? (part x)
I get snail mail from Google.
It’s ironic, obviously, because you’d think if any company could deliver its messaging and solicitations without resorting to the U.S. Postal Service, it’s Google.
But: if you approach this from the “Google is evil” standpoint, then it’s not ironic. The only thing more annoying than junk mail is telemarketing calls, so of course Evil Google would engage in it.
On the other hand, if Google really was evil, they’d engage in telemarketing, too. Because why only be partly evil? Or maybe they are doing telemarketing, but they’re covering their tracks. Cloudy, Google is. Difficult to see.
For the record: we here at The Trog do not approach this story from the “Google is evil” standpoint, and do not necessarily recognize Google as evil at all; and even if Google is evil, we do not necessarily consider that to be a bad thing; and even if it is a bad thing, we were sucking up first.