Two cases in point:
From the 'Mist: Google and YouTube - Two kings get together. The title is a reference to the 'Net meme started by the Sean Combs/Burger King announcement (can you say "career twilight?"). Of course, a coworker had to explain this to me.
It's unclear in the Economist article whether or not the writers are hip to the joke, though:
With this deal, “two kings have gotten together,” boasted Mr Hurley in a video clip on YouTube, with his team in stitches over the grandiose language.It's entirely possible that they're not. They are British.
Read that article. Watch this video:
Start your research: Wikipedia: Aleksey Varner.
Reading about this kid consumed most of my Saturday afternoon. I will, from now on, "ignore the losers."
Google press release:
University of Wisconsin-Madison and Google Make Rich Historical Collection Available Online
As an a) Wisconsin alum and a b) Google Book Search engineer, I'm kind of excited.
In your face, Minnesota.
Update: related linkage:
- UW-Madison joins massive Google Book project - news.wisc.edu
- Getting started with the University of Wisconsin-Madison - Inside Google Book Search Blog
So tonight, I thought I'd spend some time with you, my adoring readers.
Only one thing on the docket. The House's sole independent socialist is set to become the Senate's sole independent socialist. From CNN:
Polls: One-man socialist show could open in Senate