10 Commandments

By Matt MacPherson

  1. Thou shalt have no other Search Engine before me, neither Yahoo nor Lycos, AltaVista nor Metacrawler. Thou shalt worship only me, and come to Google only for answers.

  2. Thou shalt not build thy own commercial-free Search Engine, for I am a jealous Engine, bringing law suits and plagues against the fathers of the children unto the third and fourth generations.

  3. Thou shalt not use Google as a verb to mean the use of any lesser Search Engine.

  4. Thou shalt remember each passing day and use thy time as an opportunity to gain knowledge of the unknown.

  5. Thou shalt honor thy fellow humans, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race, for each has invaluable experience and knowledge to contribute toward humankind.

  6. Thou shalt not misspell whilst praying to me.

  7. Thou shalt not hotlink.

  8. Thou shalt not plagiarise or take undue credit for other's work.

  9. Thou shalt not use reciprocal links nor link farms, for I am a vengeful but fair engine and will diminish thy PageRank. The Google Dance shall cometh.

  10. Thou shalt not manipulate Search Results. Search Engine Optimization is but the work of Microsoft.