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Google's Roald Dahl Logo Illustrates Universal Search  (View post)

Fred Ochsenhirt [PersonRank 1]

Thursday, September 13, 2007
13 years ago5,801 views

www.google.co.uk is showing the logo for me, but not www.google.com.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I can see it on google.com. Weird... maybe one of those geo-location things?

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In addition to the oneboxes you listed, I'm also getting a "Blog posts about roald dahl" onebox just under "Searches related to: roald dahl".

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Now I get it too, this is interesting as it wasn't there before... it seems Google dynamically picked up on the blog chatter surrounding Roald Dahl's birthday/ the Google logo, and thus increased the relevance factor for that onebox!

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

That is why I like the experimental search so much:

google.com/search?hl=en&es ...

Don Danz [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Sometimes it's really hard not to draw conclusions: Google doesn't post a special logo for the United States' Memorial Day nor for 9/11 but they do for Roald Dahl.

Besides being the author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl was also a virulent Jew-hater. In 1983, he defended himself against accusations of antisemitism with this statement:

"There’s a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke animosity...I mean there is always a reason why anti-anything crops up anywhere; even a stinker like Hitler didn’t just pick on them for no reason."

Compare Google's actions and inactions with Dogpile on 9/11:


danzfamily.com/archives/blogph ...

Val [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The Google Dahl image appeared on google.com for me this morning, but it's gone now.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Still showing on google.co.uk, maybe they accidentally rolled this out globally?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Showed up for me this morning in the USA......gone now.

Bryson Hotopp [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

The logo was not up on google.com in the early morning, however by mid-morning it was up.

I also think that Google is trying to be apolitical when it comes to their logos. It seems that they have them for certain holidays and events, but not usually politically related ones.

Barb Cherry [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I emailed google asking if we could get a poster version of the Dahl logo. Received a blanket email back saying the logo had been pulled during the day due to responses from users and wondered why. Sounds like maybe the anti-Semitic comments were the reason. Didn't know about his politics/viewpoints; we just enjoyed his books.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You are right Barb Cherry,
nysun.com/article/62602

Veky [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Heh... now you see what I talked about in blogoscoped.com/forum/93636.ht ...

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