I was amused to see on Channel4 news today a story about Google’s ‘school boy mistake’. The reporter asked the question How can such a big giant like google do such a mistake, that would rather be one of a schoolboy.
and the google guy replied ‘we’re 10 years old, so we are a schoolboy!..and we do these sorts of mistakes’
They (channel4), portrayed the scenario as one of google’s vice president, accidently clicking the ‘send’ button and telling the whole world about their new web browser, Google Chrome on the 1st Sept 2008,
when it was not yet the launch date!
-this link to the video may not work from outside the uk!
I clap both hands to google.I say well done to the Marketing people at Google.
What a Marketing coup!
How could Google get the whole world attention on the launch of its web browser in a better way, than arousing everyones curiosity to find out about Google’s mistake! Get everyone talking about it, create a buzz,
just before the official launch date.
accidentally click the send button?
mistake? hmm.. or all very well planned?
of course if google’s VP makes a mistake, everyone would want to know about it.
Free advertising ??
What I like about Google is that though they are a massive corporate, they make every effort to entertain us from time to time, giving us the impression that they are just like us, humans.
(and you don’t see that everyday.)
have a look at some more of their hoaxes here.
while writing this post, I got Google Chrome to install.
Oh No! the predictive text box on Hitwiser.com does not work on Chrome! 😦
got to sort this out!
best of luck to the new comer in the browser race.
PS: Damn, I’ve been writing google in capital ‘G’ … God takes a capital ‘g’ always .. isn’t it?