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Plot Device
12-24-2008, 11:22 PM
For those of you who (as I do) have Google (http://www.google.com/) are your homepage, or those who simply use Google frequently, you've probably noticed their holiday motif this year.

December 21st
http://www.google.com/logos/holiday08_1.gif

December 22nd
http://www.google.com/logos/holiday08_2.gif

December 23rd
http://www.google.com/logos/holiday08_3.gif

December 24th (today)
http://www.google.com/logos/holiday08_4.gif

And to be honest, I don't like this year's offering simply because the word "Google" is not obvious. You have to pretend REALLY hard to see the word "Google" in there. I feel that's a failure on the part of the artist.

Ciera_
12-24-2008, 11:23 PM
I totally agree. It's been a big letdown. =(

Kitty Pryde
12-24-2008, 11:29 PM
I actually thought the different logos are telling a story--the guy builds something, then he tests it out, then everything starts to go wrong, then tomorrow-??? i'm willing to wait and see :)

nevada
12-24-2008, 11:36 PM
OH I like them! He's building a magic Christmas box.

benbradley
12-25-2008, 12:01 AM
The images up to the current one are here:
http://www.google.com/doodle15.html
I recall they have all their previous "doodle" logos around somewhere - you could, uh, google for them.

But shouldn't we move this hard-hitting issue over to PC&E, or P&CE, whatever that other forum is? Really, now, because THIS issue is IMPORTANT! :D

I use Google all the time but I rarely see the logo, because I enter my search string into the search bar on Firefox. In addition to the usual engines (Google, eBay, Amazon - I forget which ones were originally there), I have Meriam-Webster, and three each for Bookfinder and Paperbackswap (Title, Author, ISBN, but I rarely use ISBN). This things is great, it saves me the step(s) of clicking on a link for the website, waiting for it to load, and THEN typing in my search string.

My home page is a local (on my computer) page with lots of links, and I usually do a right-click, open in new tab - the first two links are Absolute Write Forums (http://absolutewrite.com/forums) and New Posts (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/search.php?do=getnew) :))

regdog
12-25-2008, 12:21 AM
I thought they were a bit creepy myself

Plot Device
12-25-2008, 02:08 AM
I can certainly see that they are telling a story, but the failure of them to CLEARLY spell out the word "Google" every single time is why I think they do not pass muster.

JennaGlatzer
12-25-2008, 02:15 AM
I agree. In fact, I didn't realize they said "Google" at all. I vote NO.