No need for the serf to take that night class on financial planning down at the community college. The lord of the manor gots it all sorted.
Show me my bills by Google
Google have added a new feature to its search engine - it will search your gmail account for due bills to be paid. Simply google “show me my bills”. I’m wondering where this feature fits in to Google’s other activities - is it to detect people in debt to deliver targeted ads? Is it to aggregate this information and sell their findings to utility companies? Or does this aid their new Nest home monitor in turning down the heating when it learns that you can’t afford it?
"Homer. Homer! HOMER! It’s okay — we added a separate Wikipedia entry for what all that means if you’re only a cartoon character."
[William Binney slide]
As they used to say around the neighborhood, “Keep on trukkin’, Phil.”
Think of all the families we could bring together if all it took were a $99.99 Photoshop trick. Convenience isn’t truth — it’s just convenient.