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Geek Trivia: The Quibble of the Week for Sept. 16, 2008

This week's quibble comes from the Sept. 3, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "Put your money where your mouse is." TechRepublic member ITV_Allan nailed Jay Garmon for a top-level domain gaffe.

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This week's quibble comes from the Sept. 3, 2008 edition of Geek Trivia, "Put your money where your mouse is." TechRepublic member ITV_Allan nailed me for a top-level domain gaffe wherein I noted Google's original Web address was a sub-domain of Stanford University, google.stanford.com:

"Did you mean google.stanford.edu?"

Ahem, yes, I did. A simple little goof-up there, but one I should not have made. FYI, google.stanford.edu is still in service — it's the address of Stanford's Google Search Appliance and its associated Web services. Thanks for the quibble, and keep 'em coming!

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About Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...

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