A critical look at the Google science fair

What does Google get out of hosting a science fair? Some damn good marketing opportunities targeting smart young people who are learning how to incorporate Google products into the way they work. Does that invalidate the value of the science fair to the kids? I don’t think so. But it does offer a valuable reminder/lesson: Work with companies when you want to, but be cognizant and critical of implicit marketing at the same time. (Via Josh Fouts)