Thursday, May 21, 2009

Googled

How clever are those people over at Google? What was life like B.G. (before Google)? Sort of like comparing an outhouse to having toilets and running water.


I happen to be very fond of Google. I am a Google Gal. I like the iGoogle application, the calendar, (which you can now add on a task list-did you hear that Honey?) and I especially like the artwork on the home page that they change periodically. Here's the one for today:


How is that for cuteness? Makes me smile everytime I open it. Very clever. And here is another one of my favorites:

Google, Google, what do you see? Everything apparently. (Whoops, wrong Eric Carle book.) And the very hungry Google ate through one Yahoo, two Mozilla Foxfires, three MSNs, and it was very SMART!


I think when something that was once a noun becomes a verb, then you have got it made. We no longer say, " I looked it up on Google". We say we "googled it". Maybe someday instead of saying "I did that like Shannon did" ( like everyone does right now), we'll just say we "Shannoned it".


I think my cold medicine is really getting to me. Sorry. Just go open your Google page about 5 times in a row and look at that cute little turtle and that will make you feel better.


P.S. 5-22-09: Look what they did today! Makes my mommy heart go thump thump. Yes, I am still taking cold medicine.


2 comments:

Annie H. said...

Ok....
you are too funny and very observant, yet clever. And you articulated the point so well. Next time someone nails a blog post like you did this one, I'll just say, "you Shannoned it!"

About Spyglass said...

Yes to GOOG. We are Googleheads to the max. I was using it when it was plain jane and they had less than 100 employees (for searching for resumes/recruiting). I like their mantra "don't be evil", and I love that they keep things simple, they work, and they don't release new things until they are working (Tasks) pretty well. Tasks has been on Gmail for a while now but they finally tuned it to go on Calendar, and it'll get even better w/time.

If you don't read it, you should see the official Google Blog. Shannon I think they have a page dedicated to Google art, and you can even make your own Google art and they may use it one day.

I don't normally comment, but love reading you (and everyone's) postings...on my iGoogle page via the GoogleReader app of course!

Hugs.