Sunday, November 11, 2007

Google's Veterans Day Logo

I pointed out last month that Conservatives had decided to tag Google as unpatriotic because of its habit of tinkering with it's logo to celebrat holidays tended not to focus on America holidays. Google has produce logos, for example, about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Birthday (May 22, 2006); the Persian New Year on March 21, 2006 (that can't be very patriotic, can it?); Chinese New Year when the year of the Dog came in on January 29, 2006; Mozart's Birthday; Earth Day in 2004; Michelangelo Birthday; Picasso's Birthday; Canada Day; Bastille Day (Viva la France); and even the Japanese festival of Shichi-go-san.

In retrospect, one of the things that made the discussion so ludicrous is that Google has had a new logo for the Fourth of July in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

You can find a larger list of Google logos here.

Whether they've simply caved in to political pressure or have some other reason for the first ever Veterans Day logo, we'll probably never know....

(Note: For whatever reason, the Veterans Day logo at Google has been replaced with their standard logo. I've left the link up to see if it reappears. And they did in fact run one. It had three World War I-era helmets capping the letters 'o' and 'e' in Google's name. You can see a copy of it at the moment here.)

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