Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I love Google

Have you noticed the cute things that Google does on holidays, like clovers and stuff for St. Patrick's Day, to the heading "Google"? I expected something big from them yesterday, April Fool's Day, but apparently they're a lot smarter, and quieter, than I am.

I even told A, and patiently waited while she laboriously wrote www.google.com, to check it and see what cute thing they did for April 1. She was really excited about googling something.

Then I got to school and checked, and nothing. Nothing at all. I was so disappointed and hated that I'd apparently lied to my granddaughter.

But last night before I went to bed, I went to google something and there it was, in a tiny link underneath the search box. A link to Virgle, an enterprise founded by Virgin Records owner and the founders of Google, complete with application to join their venture. From Wikipedia:

"Virgle

Google announces a joint project with the Virgin Group that aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars (http://www.google.com/virgle/index.html). This operation has been named Project Virgle. it also includes videos of Richard Branson as well as Larry Page & Sergey Brin (The Founders of Google) on YouTube , talking about Virgle.[1] The site even includes a comedic "Application" to join in the settlement. The application includes questions like "What is your major?" A. Physics, B. First Aid, C. Engineering, or D. Guitar Hero II. After submitting the application, the site either notifies you that you are not fit for space, or that application is fine and that "all you have to do is submit your video [as a response to their video on YouTube]." The creators of Virgle wish to convey the following -- 'So long, and thanks for all the fish!'"

They didn't let me (and the world of Google fans) down. But how on Earth am I going to explain that to an 8-year-old???

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love google too; google is my friend. Usually.

I use google calendar. On April 1st, when I entered things in my calendar I had an option that is familiar to google users: "I'm Feeling Lucky".

I hit it, just to see what would happen. My calendar scheduled a date with Johnny Depp.

~neophyte

Antevasin said...

LOL @ anonymous! A date with Johnny Depp!!! You didn't look in your 'library' on ravelry, rita? They put us a book with Fabio on the front of it on our shelves. And everybody was wearing little teeny caps too...mine made me look like Private Benjamin...hehehe

rita said...

Ahhhhhh, I don't think I even checked ravelry on April 1, Deedee! How funny!

Neo, I've never used the calendar function, but I think I'll just have to try it next year!

And good to see you!!!

(I want George Clooney or Will Smith or Seth McFarland!)