If Google was a person standing in front of me right now, I’d clamp my hands around its throat and squeeze squeeze squeeze.
All of you people who say you use Google Books, just STFU and read. You apparently do not use it anywhere near to the degree I do otherwise accounts like this would be all over the Net in book blogs.
The depth and breadth of my use is uncovering more and more of Google’s outright evil by the day.
I’ve already documented how I’ve been locked out of Google Books more than once. They say they think I’m sending automated queries.
Just on face value that statement is utterly ridiculous. Google’s systems register millions of hits per second. And my accessing, searching, and downloading of Google Books by hand — without scripts, without any machine assistance other than a PC, browser, and my fast hands — makes them think I’m running at the speed of some damned machine?
Who do they think is stupid enough to believe that?
I was just locked out again tonight — while doing nothing other than searching and adding books to one of my shelves.
I got back in, using another browser, and then the pure evil of Google revealed itself!
After every book listing there is this button:
After getting back in, resuming my search, and getting to the fifth page of results, suddenly this happened:
Where the hell did the button go?
That’s Google, deliberately removing it.
It’s not some bug. It’s by design!
Rather than just throwing up its sham “Your computer might be harming our precious network” BS notice, it does something underhanded like that!
I’ve contacted Google more than once about lockouts.
No one is home! They don’t pay any attention to those submissions. No one cares, no one gives a damn.
Don’t believe Google’s “Don’t Be Evil” motto. It’s PR sham.
In Google Books over and over again, I’ve seen Google’s naked face of evil. And I want to punch it.