As my dear cuddly readers know full well. I am a Cat with opinions. I loathe Facebook, Fools, and Google, though not exclusively, I could add Royalty, Politicians, Wikipedia and Twitter but that might seem as though I was being churlish.
And out of that gaggle of ghastly I think I actually like Google the least. Why? I hear you ask in amazement, well they spy on their customers through their email which Google browses at its leisure, they mine the data that their spyware in the mobile phones’ operating systems that are built into them and they do the same to the users of their search engine.
Goodness knows what they will get up to when a lot of people become passengers in their driverless cars?
So why am I so against Google? Well any organisation with the power that they have to wield should get your facts right, even when they are presenting information about people who might not deserve factual information written about them. Or worse may well not want factual information provided about them!
Here is a recent example of the fallibility of the Google algorithm, or to you and I the Google search engine. A tool which billions of people use everyday and seem to rely upon to provide ‘factual’ information! This newish feature is I believe laughingly called the “Knowledge Base,” well it had me rolling in my aisles I have to say!
Below is one of those tiles that half fills the page when you do a search for anything/one famous, it’s a collection of search result data that is cobbled together hurriedly by the search engine and dumped in place to provide some ‘pertinent'(and I use that word as a joke) facts (and that one’s a joke as well).
Islam Karimov is a lot of things and most of them not particularly attractive or desirable, however like most tough guys he loves his children, he has two!
“Now isn’t that a little odd you fool Cat,” I can hear you saying because if you look at the extract from the quick search Google page above covering his children you will see that he has three, two daughters Gulnara and Lola and a son ‘Rustam.’
Odd then that ‘his’ son was born in Azerbaijan! And the only reason he is quoted by the confused Google search engine is that he has the same last name as the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov and obviously in the brains of the Google search engineers comes from somewhere over there, where the countries names end in ‘stan’ or ‘jan’ and aren’t anywhere near as important as Google themselves.
And if you asked President Karimov about his son he would think you madder than the people who rely on search engines and online Encyclopaedia because he knows and very few others it would seem know that he has never fathered a son.
Lastly goodness knows what Rustam Karmimov thinks about being given a new father when his own is probably perfectly adequate, and worse a new father that is an ex-Soviet henchmen, or is that an ex-Soviet and still a henchman? And for 25 years has been boiling people alive, killing Uzbek journalists who are in hiding in neighbouring countries for criticising his regime and is not adversed to the odd massacre or two every decade or so.
Still it isn’t just Google that is causing so much illiteracy! When typing ‘Karimov’ I missed the cap key and got ‘karmic’ served by my Apple computer’s spellchecker. Oh how I weep for the future generations who rely on this inadequate software that abounds today serving us nonsense and adverts in equal measure!
About the Author
The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.
Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at Amazon.com and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”
I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’
This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.
If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams
Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?
To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.