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Interesting implications for YouTube here. It is a mistake to presume any bad intent in Google's part; the whole project was about imagining and creating something precious and sweet that is ideal for children. But, It is interesting how quickly even gray areas have been pounced on by a few who are looking for problems. My prognostication is that it will be very challenging to appease the already-nervous with products designed specifically for more vulnerable users, even if a product has been perfectly crafted for that group. 
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Assuming you're speaking specifically about YouTube Kids. We knew the serious Google Haters would pounce -- there's no assuaging them, and attempts to do so are generally a waste of effort. Leaving them aside, I think many observers are (consciously or not) ignoring the hard reality of the situation. That is, products like YouTube Kids are the only realistic alternative to completely unfettered access to content with everything that implies. The issues of ads are more complex (one might expect an ad-free pay version of YouTube kids to appear, much like the presumed broader ad-free YouTube tier being discussed in the media currently). But it's unfair to leave out families who cannot pay or choose not to pay, and advertising directed at children is as old as media. In fact, when you look at the early days of children's TV, the ads were totally integrated into the shows, with hosts and characters doing the selling. Yet somehow kids pretty much grew up OK!
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I feel like Indiana Jones. I found the secret indoor tennis and table tennis courts inside the Delhi airport, spanning floors 4 and 5 above the check in hall!
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Michael - Want to shoot the New Bay Bridge from the cable?
This is Bart Ney, we put the bridge on GE, come visit.
Catch me here: neybw@pbworld.com
P.S. Love the SR 71  ...Bart
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Just back from visiting the USS Nimitz at sea. It was a thrilling experience as told in image and words in the NIMITZ gallery here:
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Michael Jones is Google'’s Chief Technology Advocate, charged with advancing the technology to organize the world'’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Michael travels the globe to meet and speak with governments, businesses, partners and customers in order to advance Google's mission and technology. He previously was Chief Technologist of Google Maps, Earth, and Local Search——the teams responsible for providing location intelligence and information in global context to users worldwide. 

Before its acquisition by Google, Michael was CTO of Keyhole Corporation, the company that developed the technology used today in Google Earth. He was also CEO of Intrinsic Graphics, and earlier, was Director of Advanced Graphics at Silicon Graphics. A prolific inventor and computer programmer since the 4th grade, Michael has developed scientific and interactive computer graphics software, held engineering and business executive roles, and is an avid reader, traveler and amateur photographer who sometimes uses a home-built 4 gigapixel camera made with parts from the U2/SR71. 
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  • Google, Keyhole, Intrinsic Graphics, Silicon Graphics, Star Technologies, Spectral Effects, Data Systems Research, IBM, Ikonas Graphics Systems
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Word and Excel are worthy accomplishments in the history of computing. The drive for personal computing was heroic. That's about it.
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They saved me from nakedness! I was stuck in Oslo for more than a week during the volcano problem with just one outfit. I bought a whole new wardrobe at Ferner Jacobsen and my modesty was protected.
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