Strong opinions, weakly held

Google needs to get better at P.R.

As part of the announcement of its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, Google has posted a page of quotes from other Android handset makers offering support for the merger. One problem: all of the quotes are exactly the same, variations on this:

I welcome Google‘s commitment to defending Android and its partners.

I realize that PR people make up quotes for people, but it might not be a good idea to collect them all on one page. Ideally, you’d think they would want to avoid this effect.


  1. Hilarious; actually reminds me of the conservative talking point statements repeated by multiple politicians, that The Daily Show has often made fun of.

  2. Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I’ve ever known in my life.

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