You Will Go To The Moon

21 July, 2005 at 2:36 am (webjunk)

Google has installed a special site in “honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969”, making this the amusingly non-standard 36th anniversary event.

Screencap of the Google Moon interface.

It’s part of the standard Google Maps feature, which combines directions and roadways and available satellite photos into a pretty smooth interface, with the expected Google speed to its interactivity. Once again, Google’s functionality is stealing my heart away from the plodding, methodical, reliable Yahoo.

And in part, it’s because Google’s cleverness and sense of humor inspires allegiance. Question three in the Help FAQ reads, “What happens if I try to zoom too close?”, with the following dare as an answer: “Well, you’ll have to go and find out, won’t you?”

And just to spoil it for you, if one delves too close to the surface of the moon, one discovers that it’s features are composed of the following:

Cheese, Gromit!  We'll go somewhere where there's cheese!

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