[PW] Google "Don't Be Evil" Motto (Quotation Query #740)

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Wed Nov 7 11:50:40 PST 2018


I've always preferred Mammy Yokum's "Good is better than evil because
it's nicer" myself. . .

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu
On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 1:23 PM ADSGarson O'Toole
<adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Back in April 2016 Fred Shapiro sent a message to this mailing list
> asking about the provenance of the saying in the subject line, and I
> replied with evidence from the Wayback Machine dated March 27, 2002.
> Now the Quote Investigator website has an entry on this topic. Fred
> and Barry Popik are acknowledged:
>
> Motto: Don’t Be Evil
> https://quoteinvestigator.com/2018/11/07/no-evil/
>
> [Begin acknowledgment]
> Great thanks to Fred Shapiro whose inquiry led QI to formulate this
> question and perform this exploration. Shapiro pointed to the valuable
> December 2002 citation. Special thanks to researcher Barry Popik who
> explored this topic and found a webpage snapshot dated July 17, 2002
> in the Wayback Machine containing the motto.
> [Begin acknowledgment]
>
> Feedback welcome
> Garson O'Toole
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