Holding Fire on Google vs. China

In the Hutong
The Semi-Sabbatical Begins
1243 hrs.

A lot of excellent thinking – and a lot of polemic tripe – has been written in response to Google uberkounsel David Drummond’s blog post last week announcing Google’s intention to stop filtering Google.cn content and possibly leave China altogether.

There is much in the way of speculation and precious little in the way of information bubbling to the surface right now, and rather than simply add to the froth, I’m going to spend some time doing some homework before discussing them.

In the meantime, my thoughts are with the people at Google China, and my hopes that despite the uncertainty that must surround them every day that they can still enjoy their coming Chinese New Year holidays.