Google: A certain amount of evil is now OK

That anyway seems to be the gist of the company’s new line according to hyena girl Marissa Mayer who apparently told some conference last week that “Don’t be evil” was never anything like an official company motto or anything. Now TechCrunch, reading tea leaves, reports here that this isn’t Google’s way of dumping the motto but just “a venting of a frustration.” Money quote: “Google can’t ditch the motto (the press would eat that up), and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to live up to it.” Becoming difficult? Come on. The really amazing thing is that it has taken anyone this long to realize that it was always bullshit, right from the start.