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Google humor at Fose

Launching a trade show such as the Fose Conference and Exposition on the first day of the year's second financial quarter entails certain risks. One of our reporters approached Dan Israel, Google Enterprise's federal product marketing manager, with a question, only to be pre-empted by the Google exec. "Did you hear about our new product announcement today?' Israel asked. 'Google has launched a feature that allows users to search Web pages that haven't been published yet."


As the GCN reporter adopted the facial expression of a puzzled bovine, Israel followed up: "April Fool!"


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In our relentless search to provide the most pointed and timely Fose news coverage, our blog is proud to offer credit where credit is due, even if it accrues to other IT publications. Today's laurels go to PC World magazine, which offered the IT community a news story titled, Google Seeks to Organize All of Human Ignorance.


Having organized all of human knowledge, Google has announced plans to organize all of human ignorance. At a recent press conference, Google chief executive Eric Schmidt explained: 'I asked our engineers to describe to me the largest computational task our company could undertake. Several of them said that organizing human ignorance is a task no other company could undertake. Admittedly, human ignorance is vast'perhaps unlimited'but our goal is to organize all of it. Consistent with our mobile strategy, we aim to provide anytime, anywhere ignorance. Last month we did a brief test organizing a small portion of human ignorance. The process so strained our servers that they melted the steel shelves they sit on. We had to take the servers off-line to cool them down."


Posted by Wilson P. Dizard III on Apr 01, 2008 at 9:39 AM


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