May 1st, 2007
|01:27 pm - iCurmudgeon|
I don't believe it.
I don't freaking believe it.
Not for one second. Not for one single solitary second.
I mean, iGoogle?! You mean to tell me that name is real and LIVE?!
Well hello and welcome to 1998! Here's your lowercase i prefix, courtesy Apple Computer! Oh no, don't worry, it won't become a much-derided cliche for at least five more years.
Okay, so perhaps it's an attempt to start a movement to bring the vowels back to silly Web2.0 names, but surely there's a better solution than making a throwback to the Good Old Days. The i was supposed to originally stand for INTERNET, wasn't it? I think it was rendered meaningless a couple of years back, but it's especially meaningless when attached to "Google." INTERNET GOOGLE? Okay I'll just use my COMPUTER MOUSE INTERFACE DEVICE and type on my LETTER INPUT MAKING KEYBOARD for to bring up this INTERNET WORLD WIDE WEB WEBPAGE all about INTERNET GOOGLE! In ALL CAPS!
I guess "Do No Evil" still applies, as the customizable front page might could be useful, but I can guarantee you that nobody thought to take "Do No HURRRRRRR" into consideration when coming up with a name.
Whuh?? That's just my same old personalized Google news page. Why did it need to be marketeered? And why the little i shouting "YAAAAAAAAY, I'M HELPING!"?
'Do No Evil' doesn't apply. They bought DoubleClick.
'Do No Evil' died when they agreed to produce a censored version for China.
(I still like them, but they're no longer God.)
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)|| |
"Do No Evil" is only the first part of the rule.
The other half is, "...Until It's Time."
Looks like it's almost time.
It's time, or its time?
(both are correct in their own way, but the apostrophe changes the meaning)
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)|| |
The apostrophe was considered and chosen.
It is well PAST time. What they're doing with the datacenters is pretty awesomely evil.
Wear your tinfoil hat and keep your ammo dry...
what's a 'datacenter' and what are they doing with them?
You know. It's a place where they keep big servers full of data.
They data mine them.
If you use Google while logged in to a Google service enough, and they have a good data miner, they can tell you what cereal you plan to eat tomorrow, and if you have clean underwear in your dresser.
And they bought DoubleClick. Which means they have good data miners.
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)|| |
Can I use "Do No HURRRRRRR?" Because that's one of the most succinct expressions of an idea I've been seeking out for a while now.
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 06:09 pm (UTC)|| |
I think MyGoogle was taken.
Give them time. Soon you'll be able to customize it further, and it will be MyIGoogle. Then eMyIGoogle.
I guess that's better than MygiGoogle. And certainly better than GoogleMyGI
And on this page he had a duck...
Do No HURRRRR should be tattooed on foreheads across this great nation of ours.
I once saw this hilarious JPEG of what the old, "manual" Google was like before the Internet. It was a small paper form ("Please enter your search term(s) here:______________") that you were to fill out and mail to Google headquarters. In 6 to 8 weeks your search results would be mailed back to you.
Ironically, I can't find it anyplace online.
Perhaps it was one of their April Fools' pranks?
From the page, I wonder if the "i" is meant to refer not to "Internet", but to the first person pronoun.
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)|| |
iDon't really care for it.
|Date:||May 1st, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)|| |
And it doesn't even have a floppy drive! How iStupid.
I'd rather have Google-i's.
Henry prefers this option as well.
.... I can see it in the URL and if I change to "classic home" I have to click on iGoogle instead of Personalized Home to get back, but I don't see an i on the actual personalized homepage.
All of that aside, I love having a personalized homepage. Had it for ages, now.
OH GOD IT'S WORKING NOW. THAT'S DISGUSTING.
Ugh ugh ugh ugh.
I can't really say anything about it, though. I work for a company called ePageCity. Yes, camelcaps required, and they also sold eMail services before I beat it out of them. It still crops up here and there and makes me cry. >_