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January 26, 200911:30 PM

Google Launches 'The Google' For Older Adults

"MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — 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."

This "article" from The Onion's Already Obsolete Tech Issue from January 1st, 2009 (Volume 45 Issue 01) cracked me up.

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Sean Power
    Mitch Joel

    April isn't far away. I wonder what google will launch this time for April fools. Predictions anyone? My guess: the human android project.

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  • Posted by kevrichard
    Mitch Joel

    I had to do a double take to make sure if this was a serious post or not. The Onion does awesome stuff! You should check out their video pod cast , especially the attractive girls union one! Its hilarious!

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  • I think it's funny partly because we know that if Google was to really going to do something like this, it would work.

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  • Posted by John
    Mitch Joel

    Heh! Fooled me on first reading. Got a flash of annoyance, being in the 45-54 band myself.
    Dare I make a more serious point? Isn't it one of the great features of the web and social networking that it brings people from all generations together? OK, many sites such as Facebook appear to be aimed at the young but really they are all what each individual makes them.

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  • Posted by Kelly
    Mitch Joel

    HA! It would be pretty perfect. I still try to convince my dad to get a gmail account and just forward his old one. But, he acts like that simple 2 second step with gmail is too much. I'm pretty sure my mom still types www into the search engine before she clicks search, she thinks it helps.

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  • Posted by Joy-Mari
    Mitch Joel

    You fooled me with this article. I started frowning and thinking "Oh my, Google's really lost it now."

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  • Posted by Thewirds
    Mitch Joel

    I'm looking forward to see this new "Google looks" since they have change a lot from Logo to feature. I wonder whats their next project

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