Nichole Hungerford

Google Disses Memorial Day?

Posted on May 31 2010 5:30 pm
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Did you notice anything of interest on your Google homepage this morning? No. You probably wouldn’t have. That’s because the most notable aspect of the site today is the stunning austerity of the “Google” graphic which is usually made elaborate for even the most obscure special occasions.

On this Memorial Day, while families gather around the country to resurrect the painful memories of fallen family members and friends, Google has affixed the equivalent of a scarcely visible flag lapel pin to their site:

In contrast, last week Google had this in commemoration of Pac Man’s 30th birthday:

And it was interactive! You could actually play the game on the Google graphic. Now that is one important event.

Here’s a graphic they ran for “Pi Day”:

And recently for Norman Rockwell’s Birthday:

For L.L. Zamenhof, the founder Esperanto and E.C. Segar’s birthday:

So, what is the deal? Are the artists on vacation? Why such a lackluster tribute to the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country? Google can surely do better than this.

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