As noted in today's Geek Trivia,
this is the 36th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. In
commemoration of the event, Google maps has gone lunar, giving you Google Moon.
Is it useful? Maybe not. Is it cool? I think so, but I'm a geek. Is it
further proof that Google is the coolest tech company in the universe?
Also, for even further proof that Google is either committed to its jokes or
brazenly optimistic (possibly both), I bring you this quote for the
Google Moon FAQ:
"Is Google Moon a result of your Copernicus initiative?
"Glad you asked, and yes, the development of our lunar
hosting and research center
hosting and research centercontinues apace. We usually dont announce future products in advance, but in this case, yes, we
can confirm that on July 20th, 2069, in honor of the 100th anniversary of mankinds first manned
lunar landing, Google will fully integrate Google Local search capabilities into Google Moon, which will
allow our users to quickly find lunar business addresses, numbers and hours of operation, among othervaluable forms of Moon-oriented local information."
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