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Topeka city unofficially rechristens itself 'Google'  (View post)

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
11 years ago4,972 views ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

From the news source:

"There's a "Wizard of Oz" joke to be made here: The city of Topeka, Kansas has unofficially changed its name to "Google" in an attempt to get on the Mountain View tech giant's radar as a test bed for new fiber-optic technology that would bring it Internet connections at top speed.

The Topeka Capital-Journal wrote that Mayor Bill Bunten signed a proclamation Monday that designates the town as "Google" for the duration of March
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Above 2 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

DPic [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oh my...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

... plain stupid.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

As stupid as it is to do this, it would be really cool to say you lived in Google lol

Also loving the fact they changed the name to "ToPikachu" in 1998 :P

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There is a place called "Bing" in Montana. It would be funny if it was selected for Google's "Fiber for Communities" project. ...

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Apparently some politicians felt bored, and wanted to entertain themself and the people there.

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