Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Google banners

Have you seen today's Google banner? For some time now Google has been marking special dates with special banners, a play on the now familiar colored Google name. Today, it looks like Google is spelled out in colored dots for the visually impaired. Of course, visually impaired people, running their fingers over the monitor, will get nothing, so I would say that this google banner is just being cute for the sake of cuteness.

And it is getting a little old.

And maybe a little self-indulgent and offensive.

Come on, google folks. You are well on the way to being one of the largest and most influential companies of our times. You aren't a couple of guys working in a dorm room, or a few people roller skating in the parking lot any more. Time to start showing a little gravitas.

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