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… which is crazier?

In this corner, we have Google.

Headed by a man named Page.

Ironic, no?

Google had the choice, on Easter, to do a Google Doodle … with bunnies and Easter Eggs … or with more traditional Christian symbols. You know, celebrating Easter.

Google Controversy

Google Controversy (Photo credit: MarkGregory007)

They celebrated Cesar Chavez. Yes, I know that it was Cesar Chavez day. But it will be Cesar Chavez day next year on March 31st … and I’m guessing it won’t be Easter then. Okay, so choices are choices.

In reality, I am so old … How old are you? …

Well, I’m so old that I remember way back in Internet Antiquity. This was somewhere around 1995 or 1996 or so. Maybe earlier.

And there was basically one Search Engine that everyone used.


origNow, to be honest with you, this is newer than the one I remember. This image is one that I got from CNET. Which says there are like 31897 entries in Yahoo!

The one I remember was right before this one … although I might be remembering the What’s New? page.

But the one I remember had like maybe 10 really popular website links listed on the left.

A popularity graph or something in the upper right.

A list of the five or so new web sites that had been listed that day appeared in a box … in the lower right if I recall correctly.

And you had to submit your site to get on their list.

Then they changed to seperate What’s New / What’s Cool / What’s Popular pages … and this page that grouped the listings into categories.

I seem to recall that the Computer category grew by leaps and bounds more than the others.

Law … not so much.

This was back when you could only register Web Site Domain Names with Internic. And their account names were your initials and a consecutive number.

Mine was hh1253 I think. Maybe hh1235. But you get the idea. Old. Really, really old. Internet Dinosaur Old.

But back to the thoughts of Search Engines.

Beside the thoughts of Google Doodles and Yahoo! History, I then started to think about the choices that the Search Engines are making recently. Or more specifically the choices of the people running these Search Engines.

So, as I said above …

pageIn this corner, we have Google. Headed by a man named Page … Larry Page … from Lansing, Michigan … age 40.

According to Wikipedia, “Lawrence “Larry” Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who, with Sergey Brin, is best known as the co-founder of Google. On April 4, 2011, he took on the role of chief executive officer of Google, replacing Eric Schmidt.”

Eric Schmidt?

The co-founder took over the company again? And who is Eric Schmidt?

As The Daily Caller has reported,

Schmidt is also a steadfast climate-change activist,  and has advocated for the complete termination of the oil, natural gas, and coal  industries, and predicted that Washington, D.C. will soon be completely  underwater due to climate change.

Termination of the oil, natural gas and coal industries. Completely. Seriously? 

And if Washington D.C. is under water, can Pennsylvania be far behind?

I mean being an activist is one thing, but …

Moving right along.

mayerAnd in this corner, we have Yahoo! Headed by a woman named Marissa Ann Mayer … from Wausau, Wisconsin … age 37.

They give her height as 5′ 8″. No height is given for Larry Page.


Must not give heights for CEO’s over 40.

But I digress.

According to Wikipedia,  “Marissa Ann Mayer is President and CEO of Yahoo. Previously, she was a long-time executive and key spokesperson for Google.”

Long time is such a relative term.

Lets see Ms. Mayer … she would be the one who told everyone they couldn’t work from home anymore … as the trend among successful companies allows. Most especially successful tech companies. And they aren’t … doing that.

And she is the one who paid a 17-year-old $30 Million for a Twitter clone app.

My Conclusion: Both Search Engines work fine. The CEO’s … not so much.

Personal Conclusion: Maybe I can try another line of work. Writing perhaps.