A Second Look at Google.org

February 4, 2011 at 7:05 PM Leave a comment

We recently highlighted a New York Times article on Google.org and its modest success compared to the grand claims made upon its founding.

At the Huffington Post, the Aspen Institute’s Jane Wales suggests we reconsider Google.org and give them credit for achieving much good, if not to the level (yet) they sought. After discussing innovations seen to date, Wales looks forward:

Over the long term, the company’s most significant contribution will likely be its decision to translate the world’s knowledge into the languages of the developing world. Leveraging that innovation will be DotOrg’s largest opportunity to harness information technology to social change. The combination of automated translation and connective technologies can change our world.

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