September 28, 2009
Who Was Stupid Enough to Think Google Misspelled its Name By Accident?
Sorry if this offends someone…but honestly, I was looking through blogs and news articles today and was stunned to see how many were written about “Google’s Misspelt Logo.”*
In fact, the double L seen on Google yesterday, if you bothered to scroll over the logo, represented the company’s 11th anniversary. In 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page launched Google in Menlo Park, California. What’s funny is that the name, “Google,” is already a misspelling of the word, “googol,” which is the number 10 to the 100th power. Nerds.**
But seriously? People were confused? Google makes a special logo for every major holiday, and every minor geek holiday. Can they not have a makeshift “11” (using two Ls) hidden in their logo for their own anniversary? Was it necessary for users to be “baffled,” forcing the special logo to be taken down after only a few hours?
I guess I can’t really talk about this not being news-worthy considering I’m part of the blogs writing about it…although, if you think about it, I’m writing about the users who can’t understand a joke. It’s completely different. Maybe next year Google should spell its name with a dozen eggs or something. Then users will ask, “Oh, are we getting omelettes now? What happened to Google?”
*Note: that’s not a misspelling. In the UK it’s “misspelt,” not “misspelled.” Just FYI for anyone who is going to claim I’ve committed some kind of irony.
**Though, who am I to talk? I thought it was “funny” that “Google” is already misspelled. (Misspelt?)
Posted by Shaane at 8:00 am