How to say no in Chinese

Heartening news on either side of the Times’ front page today: Conan O’Brien says “screw you” to NBC, and Google says “screw you” to China. Both, of course, have many dollars to cushion their fall, but these moves take courage.

Even Bing is trying to get into the populist act today, telling us in their pedantic way: “This plain’s residents turned the tables on the ruling elite in 2005.” I wonder, though, if Bing will whip right over there if it turns out China doesn’t like uncensored search engines.

I’ve had Google’s beta Chrome browser on my desktop for months – I think I’ll install it today in celebration.

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