The popular search engine Google announced plans Friday to launch a new site, TheGoogle.com, to appeal to older adults not able to navigate the original website’s single text field and two clearly marked buttons.
“The Google will have all the same information currently found on regular Google, but with the added features of not stealing your credit-card numbers or giving your computer all kinds of viruses,” said Rick Tillich, The Google project director. “All you have to do to turn the website on is put the little blinking line thing in the cyberspace window at the top of the screen, type ‘thegoogle.com,’ and press ‘return’ – although it will also recognize http.wwwthegoogle.com, google.aol, and ‘THEGOOGLE’ typed into a Word document.”
Tillich added that he hopes the site will soon replace Yahoo Internet Website.com as the most popular search engine for users over 55
“Sometimes we have to take a look back to really appreciate the technology we have now, especially since “the 10-Megabyte Computer System” cost a whopping $5995 at one time. Thanks everyone for sending in the pictures. First picture in gallery.”
One of the ads in this feature is for the Timex Sinclair, which I had briefly – a $99 computer was a pretty good deal back 25 years ago, though it was terribly crippled, even by 1982 standards.
A collection of interesting links I’ve found over the past few months, but either didn’t have the time or inclination to write a full post about. Enjoy –
- Why does orange juice taste so bad after brushing your teeth?
- 10 most dangerous playthings of all time
- Scorpion venom could help treat brain cancer patients
- Worst-case scenarios
- US presidential speeches tag cloud
- How to survive a party when you don’t know anybody
- Thinking like a genius
- Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America
- Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity
- A collection of the worst personal websites I’ve seen, all on one server