Why is Google both a Teacher and a Student?
We in recovery like to use the phrase “remain teachable” and “everyone is our teacher” and we had to become teachable to get and stay sober. Sponsors teach us what they did to stay sober. We pass on that information to our sponsees.
Google has to continually study the internet down to the last search and little homegrown website to continue to edit their search engine’s algorithm (the way searches are carried out) to suite all users from corporate hierarchy to the one man entrepreneur like me. The world’s largest and arguably its best search engine serves up over one billion results out of Mountain View, Calif., every day to people like me. If they didn’t remain teachable they would be crowded out by better up and coming search engines. Technology is a constantly changing field.
I just want to say Google I hope you remain an advocate of free internet and open source applications. Thank you for your service to me and my writing.
Granted not all changes benefit big business either as shown in the article below. And of coarse Google is a teacher who shows us how to develop a website which can climb in search results. There are thousands of “helps” with which to learn Google’s requirements.