All the World’s a Stage

Who'd have thought that I'd love a commercial?!But this one has such grace, such nobility! Here is a British commercial for Google+. The ad features the voice of English film, television, and theatre actor Benedict Cumberbatch, whose acclaimed roles include Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking (2004) and William Pitt in the historical film Amazing Grace (2006).Cumberbatch is reading Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man.  … [Read more...]

How Does Google Find Little Old YOU?


This is just too cool:  First, a nifty graph that shows you how Google finds you, wherever you are.   Then, click on this link to learn more and see a nifty YouTube video. … [Read more...]

Google’s Doodle: A Tribute to Gregor Mendel

Way, way back in ancient history (1996), two Stanford University graduate students constructed a search engine called “BackRub” that utilized links to determine the importance of individual web pages.  By 1998 the students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, had built their project into the company now known world-wide as “Google.”Since then, the Google Doodle—the familiar logo that tops their search page—has transmogrified to honor heroes, to celebrate holidays, even to play like a real guitar.Tod … [Read more...]