Today Google informed me that I’m not allowed to use the word
“Mac” in ad copy.
I’ve heard from a few other Mac developers who got the same message
from Google this morning. This is nuts; if a Mac developer
can’t use the word “Mac”, how can they possibly advertise with Google?
What are they supposed to do, spell it “M*c”, like it’s a dirty word?
The big question is whether Apple is behind this. If so, why? If not,
why is Google doing this?
★ Tuesday, 20 September 2005